Triplespot blenny


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Can anyone help me out Im looking for info on the Triplespot blenny Ive looked on line and get hardley anything I was thinking any one out there heard anything or have better luck finding info. There pretty cool looking blennys. Im looking to see what they eat algae or mysis and what size tank there good with. Thanks for any help.


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Crossosalarias macrospilus Smith-Vaniz & Springer, 1971
Family: Blenniidae (Combtooth blennies) picture (Crmac_u4.jpg) by Adams, M.J.

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Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Triplespot blenny
Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 9710)
Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 â€"œ 25 m
Climate: tropical
Resilience: High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months(Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Gazetteer Western Pacific: east to Tonga.
Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 18 â€"œ 20. Dorsal fin spines elongate, extending beyond membrane. Terminal anal ray connected by membrane to caudal peduncle. Gill opening narrow and restricted, slightly below the level of the ventralmost pectoral ray. Some preopercular and mandibular pores with cirri. A black, fleshy flap at the base of the 1st dorsal spine. A black blotch is present ventrally on each side of the head.
Biology: Found in seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Also inhabits shallow, semi-exposed, hard-coral and rock reef with rich algae growth (Ref. 48636). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205).
Red List Status: Not in IUCN Red List (Ref. 53964)
Dangerous: harmless
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Carpet Blenny, Triplespot Blenny - Crossosalarias macrospilus Price: $36.00
Description: Carpet Blennies inhabit shallow, semi-exposed, hard-coral and rock reef with rich algae growth. This species grows to approximately 10cm. Will eat and help control algae growing within the aquarium.