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Brown topknot
Conservation status
Scientific classification
  • Tripterygium compressum Hutton, 1872
  • Auchenopterus compressus (Hutton, 1872)

The brown topknot, Notoclinus compressus, is a triplefin of the family Tripterygiidae, endemic to New Zealand in rock pools and from low water to depths of about 5 m, in reef areas of broken rock and large brown seaweed of genera Carpophyllum and Cystophora. Its length is up to about 8.5 cm.


Max length : 8.5 cm

Environment and climate

The brown topknot lives in marine demersal at a depth range of around 5 meters and in Temperate climate.


This brown topknot species is found in the Southwest Pacific in New Zealand and is usually living in large brown algae.

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