Axoclinus lucillaePanama triplefin
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Males with 3 broad red-brown bands on body separated by white bands with narrow yellow bands in the centre, a black band on tail base and a black tail fin separated by a red band. First dorsal fin dark and flag-like, pectoral fins clear with narrow orange bands and a dark bar under eye to bottom oh head. Females similar but with more brown colouration, a smaller first dorsal fin and a white and brown tail fin. Found sitting on the reef.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.8-30.2°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 7.83
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (28.8% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (14 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields