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lexID: 4651 AphiaID: 280795 Scientific: Forsterygion flavonigrum German: Dreiflossen-Schleimfisch oder Spitzkopf-Schleimfisch English: Yellow-and-black Triplefin Category: Blennies Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Tripterygiidae (Family) > Forsterygion (Genus) > flavonigrum (Species) Initial determination: Fricke & Roberts, 1994 Occurrence: New Zealand Size: up to 1.97" (5 cm) Temperature: 55.4 °F - 68 °F (13°C - 20°C) Food: Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Invertebrates, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton Tank: 16.5 gal (~ 75L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Fricke & Roberts, 1994
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand
Found on the sides or under overhangs of large boulders, sheltering in the massive sponge growths or in large, deep crevices.
Feeds mainly on amphipods, and also on barnacle cyprids and polychaete larvae.
Males maybe territorial during the breeding season.
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