Indo-Pacific Tripterygiidae

 

This family of blennioid fishes occurs in all tropical and temperate seas of the world. They are all small (usually less than 50 mm long), cryptic reef dwellers and quite common is come areas. I am primarily interested in the identification of species, their relationship and distribution patterns throughout the Indian and Western and Central Pacific oceans. My sources of material are the collections made myself and other ichthyologist in various areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans.