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Axoclinus lucillae Fowler, 1944
PANAMA TRIPLEFIN
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Axoclinus lucillae
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Axoclinus lucillae

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Axoclinus lucillae
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Axoclinus lucillae
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Overview
Main identification features
  • pectoral: 3 pink bars
  • side: 3 wide bars
  • tail base: black and white, c: black, red and white
Dorsal rays III + XII +9, segmented rays unbranched except last 1-2 rays branched at base; anal rays II, 17; pectoral rays 15-16; pelvic rays I, 2; lateral line gradually descending from upper edge of gill cover to midlateral axis; lateral line with 19-22 tubed scales followed by about 12 weakly notched scales; scales above lateral line - width about twice their length; total scales in longitudinal series 33-34; a short pointed cirrus on upper part of eye; no scales on head, breast, belly on base of pectoral fin.

Greenish on back, red on ventral surface; narrow dark brown bar below eye and three broad brown bars on side of body (these may be split, forming double bars); tail base with pearl-white bar followed by intense black bar; tail fin mostly blackish with narrow white bar at base; pectoral fins with several dark bars.

Size: reaches 3 cm.

Habitat: common in rocky shallows.

Depth: 1-20 m.

Central Mexico to Colombia.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 20 m.
Depth Range Min: 1 m.
Diet: mobile benthic worms; mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs).
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=21; Southern limit=3; Western limit=-106; Eastern limit=-78; Latitudinal range=18; Longitudinal range=28.
Egg Type: Benthic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Demersal.
Global Endemism: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Rocks; Reef (rock &/or coral); Reef only.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 3 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Mexican + Panamic provinces endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Fowler, H.W., 1944., Results of the Fifth George Vanderbilt Expedition (1941) (Bahamas, Caribbean sea, Panama, Galapagos Archipelago and Mexican Pacific Islands). The Fishes., Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadel., Monographs, 6:57-529.
  • Lopez , M. I. and Bussing, W. A., 1982., Lista provisional de los peces marinos de la Costa Rica., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 30(1):5-26.
  • Smith , D. G. and Williams, J. T., 2002., History and status of the genera Enneanectes and Axoclinus (Teleostei: Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae)., Zootaxa, 105:1-10.

Acknowledgements

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