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Species: Enneanectes deloachorum, Two-bar Triplefin, Twobar Triplefin

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shout blunt, short
before eye spiny
last 2 body bars v dark
D2 base: 3 dark spots
accessory bar before last body bar
C 2 wide dark bars; A 3-4 blotches
D1 short
pectoral base & belly scaleless
3 rows scales above LL

Enneanectes deloachorum Victor, 2013

Two-bar Triplefin, Twobar Triplefin

Head moderate, body robust; snout blunt, short, usually much less than eye; front of eye and around nostrils spiny; a short, elongate, blunt cirrus over eye, no cirri on nape; no teeth on sides of roof of mouth; 3 dorsal fins: III + XII-XIII + 8-9, first fin usually short, usually not reaching base of 2nd spine of 2nd dorsal fin, except in large males, normally some soft rays branched; anal fin II, 16 -17; pectoral 15 (15-16); pelvics I (imbedded), 2; lateral line in 2 straight, slightly overlapping sections, scales on front part pored 15-16, those on rear part notched, 19-23; cheek, pectoral base and belly unscaled;body scales rough; 3 rows of scales (top row small) scales between straight part of lateral line and base of dorsal fin.

Body and head brown, sometimes with reddish tones, particularly on head; lower head may be yellow; iris with red radiating bars; 5 dark bars on body, 4th and 5th much darker than first 3, 5th a little darker than 4th, 5th sometimes narrower than pale interspace before it, that interspace often with accessory dark bar or blotch; second dorsal fin with 3 round dark spots on its base, outer edge dark; anal fin with 3-4 dark blotches, at times all black; tail fin with 2 dark bars, separated by a narrow whitish bar, those dark bars variably black, black with red centers, red or yellow-brown.

Reaches 2.6 cm.

Lives in coral formations.

Depth range: 0-3 m.

The windward and southwest Antilles, Venezuela.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom only
  • Reef only
  • Rocks
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Bony fishes
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Sessile crustacea
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Caribbean endemic
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • GC endemic
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 2.6
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 3