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Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz 1960)


Currently Accepted Name: Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz 1960)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Acanthopterygii
Series : Percomorpha
Order : Perciformes
Suborder : Blennioidei
Family : Tripterygiidae
Genus : Enneapterygius
Species : abeli

Selected Name

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Name: Enneapterygius abeli
Author: (Klausewitz 1960)
Genus: Enneapterygius
Species: abeli

Current Name

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Current Name: Enneapterygius abeli
Current Author: (Klausewitz 1960)
Current Genus: Enneapterygius
Current Species: abeli
Current Summary: Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz 1960) Tripterygiidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Tripterygion abeli
Original Author: Klausewitz 1960
Original Genus Species: Tripterygion abeli
Original Genus: Tripterygion
Original Species: abeli

Original Description

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Original Name:Tripterygion abeli Klausewitz 1960
Reference: [ref. 11926]
Journal Acronym: SB
Journal: Senckenbergiana Biologica
Article: Fische aus dem Roten Meer. III. *Tripterygion abeli* n. sp. (Pisces, Blennioidea, Clinidae).
Citation: v. 41 (nos. 1/2)
Pages: 11-13
Text Page: 11
Illustrations: Figs. 1-2
Type Locality: Al-Ghardaqa, Egypt, Red Sea.
Primary Type: Holotype: SMF 4780
Types: Paratypes: SMF 4781-82 (1, 1).


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* Valid as Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz 1960).

Dor 1984 - [ref. 17376] - CLOFRES. Checklist of the fishes of the Red Sea. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Page: 233

Holleman 1986 - [ref. 5671] - Family No. 236: Tripterygiidae (pp. 755-758). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes (Smith & Heemstra 1986 [ref. 5715]). Page: 756

Fricke 1987 - [ref. 9108] - A new species of *Enneapterygius* from Miyake-Jima, Izu Islands, Japan. (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae). Page: 336

Winterbottom et al. 1989 - [ref. 13251] - An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Chagos Archipelago, Central Indian Ocean. Page: 62

Goren & Dor 1994 - [ref. 25356] - An updated checklist of the fishes of the Red Sea. CLOFRES II. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. Page: 61

Fricke 1997 - [ref. 23339] - Tripterygiid fishes of the western and central Pacific, with descriptions of 15 new species, including an annotated checklist of world Tripterygiidae (Teleostei). Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 565

Fricke 1999 - [ref. 24106] - Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books. Page: 466

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: demersal - Yellow triplefin. Attains 25 mm. Body bright yellow; males with black head and nape.
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Western Indian Ocean.


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Maximum Length: 25mm(TL)
0.98" (TL)


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Enneapterygius abeli (Klausewitz 1960)
new combination
Helcogramma abeli (Klausewitz 1960)new combinationNo
Tripterygion abeli Klausewitz 1960original combinationNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Yellow triplefinFishWiseEnglish
Yellow triplefinSouth AfricaEnglish
Yellow triplefinSmiths' Sea FishesEnglish
Abel's triplefinSouth AfricaEnglish
Geel drievinSouth AfricaAfrikaans

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SFSA South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal SFSA South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
Rick Winterbottom South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay Rick Winterbottom South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Sodwana Bay

Distribution of Enneapterygius abeli

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