Notoclinops yaldwyni Hardy, 1987
Yaldwyn's triplefin
Notoclinops yaldwyni
photo by Clements, K.

Family:  Tripterygiidae (Triplefin blennies), subfamily: Tripterygiinae
Max. size:  5.22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: around mainland New Zealand.
Biology:  Adults occur in rock pools and subtidal areas. They are found at exposed sites, usually near darker overhangs and walls among encrusting organisms (Ref. 9003). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref. 240). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref. 94114).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 May 2010 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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