Helcogramma striata (Striped triplefin)


Red with white lower body, 3 white or blueish white stripes and bright yellow eyes. They have several yellow spots on the head. They live solitary or in small groups.


Least concern according to the IUCN Red list. It is a common throughout Asia and the Pacific.


It is often seen on sponges or coral outcrops with some current, in a depth range of 1-20 meters.


Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites. Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters


Up to 5 cm.

Prey / Predation

They feed on zooplankton.

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