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Enneanectes reticulatus Allen and Robertson, 1991
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Enneanectes reticulatus
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Enneanectes reticulatus

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Enneanectes reticulatus
© Copyright Ross Robertson, 2006 · 12
Enneanectes reticulatus
Enneanectes reticulatus
© Copyright Gerald Allen, 2006 · 0
Enneanectes reticulatus
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Overview
Main identification features
  • nasal bone smooth
  • female - 5 bars + dark scale edges
  • male: red head, 5 black bars, tail fin - black + 2 white bars
  • pectoral: 16
Dorsal rays III + XII + 9, segmented rays branched except first 1-2 and last ray; anal rays II, 18; pectoral rays 16; pelvic rays I, 2; lateral line more or less horizontal; lateral line with 15 tubed scales followed two rows lower by 18 or 19 notched scales; total scales in longitudinal series 33-34; a short, broad cirrus above eye; bone bearing nostrils is smooth; scales rough, except smooth on side of belly; head scaleless except small patch of scales on upper opercle; scales absent on middle of belly and on base of pectoral fins.

Whitish or tan; female with 4 slightly diagonal brown bars on side and black band around base of tail fin; scale margins dusky imparting network pattern; male with reddish head, 4 black bars on body and tail black with two white bars.

Size: grows to about 6.9 cm.

Habitat: occurs along rocky shores.

Depth: 0-5 m.

Central Baja to the western and central eastern Gulf of California.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap).
Depth Range Max: 5 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs); mobile benthic worms.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=29; Southern limit=24; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-110; Latitudinal range=5; Longitudinal range=5.
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: 6.9 cm.
Regional Endemism: Continent; Continent only; TEP endemic; Continental TEP endemic; Cortez province endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • Allen , G.R. and Robertson, D.R., 1991., Descriptions of two new genera and four new species of triplefins (Pisces: Tripterygiidae) from the tropical Eastern Pacific., Revue Francaise de Aquariologie, 18(3):79-82.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Galván-Magaña, F., Gutiérrez-Sánchez, F., Abitia-Cárdenas, L.A., Rodríguez-Romero, J., 2000., The distribution and affinities of the shore fishes of the Baja California Sur lagoons. In Aquatic Ecosystems of Mexico: Status and Scope. Eds. M. Manuwar, S.G. Lawrence, I.F. Manuwar & D.F. Malley. Ecovision World Monograph Series., Backhuys Publishers:383-398.
  • Gilligan, M.R., 1991., Bergmann ecogeographic trends among triplefin blennies (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico., Environmental Biology of Fishes, 31:301-305.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Smith , D. G. and Williams, J. T., 2002., History and status of the genera Enneanectes and Axoclinus (Teleostei: Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae)., Zootaxa, 105:1-10.
  • Thomson , D.A. , Findley , L.T. and Kerstitch, A.N., 2000., Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez., University of Texas Press(Revised Ed.):353.
  • Villareal-Cavazos, A., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Bermúdez-Almada, B. and Arizpe-Covarrubias, O., 2000., Los peces del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Golfo de California, México: Lista sistemática y aspectos de abundancia y biogeografía., Rev. Biol. Trop., 48:413-424.

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