White banded triplefin

Characteristics

  • Feeds on algae.

Description

  • Three dorsal fins.
  • Mouth pointed.
  • Males are dark brown, with a vertical white bar between the second and third dorsal fins and another vertical white bar between the third dorsal fin and caudal peduncle.
  • Females have 6 – 7 vertical dark bars on the body.
  • Juveniles are yellow, but darker towards the posterior part of the body, with a vertical white bar near the pectoral fin.

Common Name: White banded triplefin

Family Common Name: Triplefins

Scientific Name: Enneapterygius etheostomus___(Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Maximum Length: 5.5 cm (Standard Length)