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Tripterygion melanurus

Guichenot, 1850


Stuart Pearce Threefin blenny (Tripterygion melanurus) thanks Antonio :) .... Gemiler, Turkey 2013.

Tom Hobock A day without fireworms is alike a day without Stuart lol

Claudia Weber-Gebert :D

Galina Maslova Nice photo

Stuart Pearce Still time Tom, you may not get a full day LOL :D

Antonio Colacino I guess is Tripterygion melanurus

Stuart Pearce Thanks Antonio, will have a look at that one :)

Antonio Colacino I show you: Tripterygion delaisi male and female

Stuart Pearce Concur with T. melanurus Antonio, so many wrong ID's on the web for these and I have not got a key :)

Antonio Colacino Tripterygion melanurus:

Antonio Colacino Tripterygion melanurus:

Stuart Pearce Yes, just seen this on a web image search, but also many shots of the red bodied ones titled T. delaisi :)

Antonio Colacino There'a another Tripterygion, T.tripteronotus that is similar to T.delaisi, the difference is the colour of the body wich for the male is red as shown in the following picture:

Antonio Colacino T.melanurus is smaller then T.delaisi and T.tripteronotus, furthermore got a spotted pattern on the head.

Ernst Andres Beautiful :-)

Stuart Pearce The female Trypterygion sp. I have shots of, I was told was T. delaisi, none of the yellow bodied males around, will have to have a look at the female T. melanurus :)

Antonio Colacino Male and female of T.melanurus are similar, watch the white spots on the back of delaisi, are a distinctive character, T. melanurus has only 2 white spots on the back.

Stuart Pearce Thanks Ernst, as you can see, an ID nightmare LOL :)

Antonio Colacino ;)

Ernst Andres He he he he he ... that's why I've almost given up Stuart. Eventually, I'm almost through with the shot sorting. But I suffer with you my friend :-) :-) :-)

Ron Silver One man's nightmare is another man's avocation........:-D

Annie Bodar fantastique merci le monde sous marin est merveilleux merci

Stuart Pearce Thanks Annie :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 01 Nov 2013
Stuart Pearce Threefin blenny (Tripterygion melanurus) thanks Antonio :) .... Gemiler, Turkey 2013.

Tom Hobock A day without fireworms is alike a day without Stuart lol

Claudia Weber-Gebert :D

Galina Maslova Nice photo

Stuart Pearce Still time Tom, you may not get a full day LOL :D

Antonio Colacino I guess is Tripterygion melanurus

Stuart Pearce Thanks Antonio, will have a look at that one :)

Antonio Colacino I show you: Tripterygion delaisi male and female

Stuart Pearce Concur with T. melanurus Antonio, so many wrong ID's on the web for these and I have not got a key :)

Antonio Colacino Tripterygion melanurus:

Antonio Colacino Tripterygion melanurus:

Stuart Pearce Yes, just seen this on a web image search, but also many shots of the red bodied ones titled T. delaisi :)

Antonio Colacino There'a another Tripterygion, T.tripteronotus that is similar to T.delaisi, the difference is the colour of the body wich for the male is red as shown in the following picture:

Antonio Colacino T.melanurus is smaller then T.delaisi and T.tripteronotus, furthermore got a spotted pattern on the head.

Ernst Andres Beautiful :-)

Stuart Pearce The female Trypterygion sp. I have shots of, I was told was T. delaisi, none of the yellow bodied males around, will have to have a look at the female T. melanurus :)

Antonio Colacino Male and female of T.melanurus are similar, watch the white spots on the back of delaisi, are a distinctive character, T. melanurus has only 2 white spots on the back.

Stuart Pearce Thanks Ernst, as you can see, an ID nightmare LOL :)

Antonio Colacino ;)

Ernst Andres He he he he he ... that's why I've almost given up Stuart. Eventually, I'm almost through with the shot sorting. But I suffer with you my friend :-) :-) :-)

Ron Silver One man's nightmare is another man's avocation........:-D

Annie Bodar fantastique merci le monde sous marin est merveilleux merci

Stuart Pearce Thanks Annie :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 01 Nov 2013
Fabrizio Frixa To complete the triptych of Tripterigidi I propose a picture of Tripterygion melanurus minor. It prefers shady areas and is significantly smaller than the others of his kind. Easily recognizable by the characteristic pitting of the head.

Antonio Colacino Nice and interesting shot! Well done : Thanks to share :)

Juan Antonio Corbas Corral gracias compi

Stuart Pearce This is the Tripterygion species I saw most often this year :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 23 Aug 2013
Fabrizio Frixa Red blenny Lipophrys nigriceps Male plumage. Marine Protected Area "Cyclops Island" Eastern Sicily Ionian Coast.

Stuart Pearce Another great shot, species I have not had a chance to photograph yet :)

Fabrizio Frixa Stuart is not easy to identify because it prefers environments in the shade and can be easily confused with the lesser Tripterygion melanurus much more common.

Stuart Pearce Yes I have made that mistake LOL :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 22 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Tripterygiidae (Family)
                Tripterygion (Genus)
                  Tripterygion melanurus (Species)
Associated Species