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Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993
Largemouth Triplefin; Helcogramma sp

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Species Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993


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Species Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993

Largemouth Threefin , Largemouth Triplefin


Miscellaneous Literature Names




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rottnest Island, WA (32°S) to New Year Island, NT (133°01'E) and Ashmore Reef and Osprey Reef, Coral Sea and Haggerstone Island to Moreton Bay, QLD; tropical east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

2-40 m


General References

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [204]

Fricke, R 1997. Tripterygiid fishes of the western and central Pacific, with descriptions of 15 new species, including an annotated checklist of world Tripterygiidae (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 29 : 1-607 figs 1-110 [531]

Fricke, R. 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of 2 new genera and 16 species (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 24 : 1-585 figs 1-130 [554]


Common Name References

Fricke, R. 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific Ocean, with descriptions of 2 new genera and 16 species (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 24 : 1-585 figs 1-130 [554] (Largemouth Triplefin)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Largemouth Threefin )


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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

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 41 m (Ref. 13227 ), usually 2 - 32 m (Ref. 13227 ).   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Pacific Ocean: Viet Nam, Philippines, Palau and Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, east to American Samoa and Rapa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15; Anal spines : 1; Anal soft rays : 18 - 21. Enlarged jaws, with the lower jaw protruding (Ref. 94101 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref. 90102 ). They are found in caves, crevices and on flat surfaces of coral, sponges or rubble with algae (Ref. 48636 ). Some live on live corals (Ref. 94101 ). 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 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Fricke, R. , 1994. Tripterygiid fishes of Australia, New Zealand and the southwest Pacific Ocean (Teleostei). Theses Zool. 24:1-585. (Ref. 13227 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 06 May 2010

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

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