Animal Species:Broad Clingfish, Creocele cardinalis (Ramsay, 1882)

Broad Clingfish, Creocele cardinalis

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Standard Common Name

Broad Clingfish

Alternative Name/s

Cardinal Clingfish

Identification

The Broad Clingfish has a broad flattened head.  The species is normally a pale greenish colour with darker brown markings.

Size range

8 cm

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia, occurring from southern New South Wales to South Australia, including Tasmania.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Creocele cardinalis

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Broad Clingfish specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

Shallow inshore waters often intertidal areas, weedy areas and under jetties.

Classification

Species:
cardinalis
Genus:
Creocele
Family:
Gobiesocidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.

 


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags fiehs, fishes, ichthyology, Broad Clingfish, Creocele cardinalis, Gobiesocidae, Cardinal Clingfish, broad flattened head, green, brown, < 10 cm, endemic to Australia, inshore water, intertidal water, weedy areas, under jetties,