Image: Male and female Ringscale Triplefins
A female (upper) and male Ringscale Triplefin at a depth of 2 m, on a surgey rocky reef, 'The Pipeline', Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, 29 March 2009.
- David and Leanne Atkinson
- © David and Leanne Atkinson
- Common name:
- Ringscale Triplefin
- Scientific name:
- Enneapterygius atrogulare
These fish were in the process of mating. The male was darting about and displaying. The female stayed on the bottom and 'wiggled'. The male darted over and quickly covered the female. The cloudy area over the left side of the male's head is probably released sperm.