Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Blenniiformes
(Blennies) > Tripterygiidae
(Triplefin blennies) > Notoclininae
Etymology: Notoclinus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone (Ref. 45335). More on author: Forster.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 13227). Subtropical
Southwest Pacific: around New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13227)
Adults are found among large brown algae in rock pools and subtidal areas. They feed on algal dwelling crustaceans and small fish (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.4 - 16.5, mean 13.6 °C (based on 114 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00384 - 0.02603), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 196 [98, 385] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.58 [0.98, 2.69] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.6 [18.8, 20.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.457 [0.294, 0.717] g/100g ; Selenium = 29.5 [14.4, 57.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 14.4 [5.7, 37.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.987 [0.683, 1.420] mg/100g (wet weight);