Enneapterygius clarkae

Enneapterygius clarkae, the barred triplefin, is a species of threefin blenny in the genus Enneapterygius.[2] It was described by Wouter Holleman in 1982, and was given its species epithet in honour of American ichthyologist Eugenie Clark[3][4] (1922-2015)[5] It is a tropical blenny known from the Indian Ocean, and has been described from the Red Sea to Natal, South Africa.[2] Male barred triplefins can reach a maximum length of 2.5 centimetres.[2]

Enneapterygius clarkae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Tripterygiidae
Genus: Enneapterygius
E. clarkae
Binomial name
Enneapterygius clarkae
Holleman, 1982


  1. Williams, J.T. (2014). "Enneanectes clarkae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T179080A1567395. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Enneapterygius clarkae" in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  3. Holleman, W. (1982). "Three new species and a new genus of tripterygiid fishes (Blenniodei) from the Indo-West Pacific Ocean". Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History). 14 (4): 109–137.
  4. Katherine E. Cullen (2006). Marine science: the people behind the science. Pioneers in science. Infobase Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 0816054657.
  5. Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (29 January 2019). "Order BLENNIIFORMES: Families TRIPTERYGIIDAE and DACTYLOSCOPIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
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