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Scientific name: Cremnochorites capensis
Common name: Cape triplefin
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chordata Vertebrata Actinopterygii Actinopterygii Perciformes Blennioidei Tripterygiidae Not Defined Cremnochorites Cremnochorites capensis


Short Description:

Dorsal fin divided into three parts.Body has irregular brown bars.Head is covered with small denticle-like scales with branched eye-tentacles.May have iredescent blue spots.The Cape triplefin, Cremnochorites capensis, is a triplefin blenny of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Cremnochorites


Dorsal spines (total): 18 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 21 - 22. 

Size: 8cm
Diet: Small crustaceans
Distribution: Found in the western Indian Ocean and southeast Atlantic, from Sodwana Bay to False Bay in South Africa
Depth: 1-30m
Habitat: Subtidal pools and shallow reefs
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Evania Lombard-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-11-22 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Scotsmans Reef/Moonie 17 40mm 18m Canon Powershot A70 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-03-26 Port Elizabeth Wildside (PE-WS)-Vital Link 16 200mm 16m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
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