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Family Gobiesocidae

Clingfishes

Clingfishes are small goby-like fishes with pelvic fins fused to form a sucker and the single dorsal fin is quite long.  They feed upon small invertebrates and may be found under stones or associated with sea urchins and crinoids.  None occur in Hawaii.

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INDO-PACIFIC

Diademichthys lineatus

URCHIN CLINGFISH

 


NORTHEAST PACIFIC

Gobiesox maeandricus

NORTHERN CLINGFISH

 

Gobiesox papillifer

BEARDED CLINGFISH

 

Rimicola muscarum

KELP CLINGFISH