Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Tripterygiinae
Etymology: Helcogramma: Greek, helkos, -eos, -ous = ulcer, sore + Greek, gramma = letter, mark (Ref. 45335); ascensionis: Named for its type locality, Ascension.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 86997). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southeast Atlantic: Ascension.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86997)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 16 - 17;
soft rays: 18 - 20. This species is distinguished by the following characters: A 18-20; scales in the transverse series 12-14 + 1 + 9-10; no scales from head, nape, belly, pectoral base and area immediately adjacent to bases of first dorsal and anal fins; maxilla reaching posteriorly to below pupil; eye diameter 7.4 -8.9% of SL; head length 29.2-32.4% of S.L.; first dorsal spine 7.8-8.7% of S.L.; and its colouration (Ref. 86997).
Inhabits large rockpools (4 m diameter) and among rocks covered in coralline algae at 2 m depth (Ref. 86997).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lubbock, R., 1980. The shore fishes of Ascension Island. J. Fish Biol. 17(3):283-303. (Ref. 86997)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00251 - 0.01205), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .