Gilloblennius abditus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Tripterygiidae

Scientific Name: Gilloblennius abditus Hardy, 1986
Common Name(s):
English Obscure Triplefin
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 27 August 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 27 August 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2010-05-06
Assessor(s): Clements, K.D.
Reviewer(s): Buchanan, J., Polidoro, B., Carpenter, K.E. & Raynal, M.

Gilloblennius abditus is endemic to New Zealand. There are no known threats. G. abditus likely occurs within marine protected areas. G. abditus is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Gilloblennius abditus is endemic to New Zealand. G. abditus has been found at Three Kings, N North Island, SW North Island, Fiordland and Snares Island (Fricke 1994, Francis 1996).
Countries occurrence:
New Zealand (North Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southwest
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):9
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population data for Gilloblennius abditus (Clements pers. comm. 2010)G. abditus is very poorly known, primarily because this species is found in a habitat that makes it very difficult to study (highly exposed rocky coasts).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Gilloblennius abditus is found in intertidal pools and upper subtidal areas on highly exposed rocky coasts (Paulin et al. 1989, Fricke 1994).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Gilloblennius abditus is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to Gilloblennius abditus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Gilloblennius abditus likely occurs within marine protected areas.

Citation: Clements, K.D. 2014. Gilloblennius abditus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T178961A1552923. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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