Gobiesocidae Genus C sp. 1 Click to enlarge image
A Grass Clingfish at a depth of 3m, Eagle Bay, Geographe Bay, Western Australia, April 2006. Image: E. Schlögl
© E. Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    sp. 1
    Genus
    Gobiesocidae Genus C
    Family
    Gobiesocidae
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 3.2 cm in length.

Introduction

The Grass Clingfish is a small undescribed species that lives in temperate seagrass beds and adjacent reefs.

Identification

The Grass Clingfish is a slender elongate species with dorsal and anal fins positioned posteriorly on the body. It is usually greenish with small black spots on the lower two-thirds of the body. The back is sometimes transparent often with a row of brown spots. A brown stripe sometimes passes from the snout, through the eye to the rear of the operculum.

Habitat

It is found in seagrass beds and adjacent reefs.

Distribution

The species is endemic to Australia occurring from southern Victoria and southern Western Australia.

References

  1. Hutchins, J.B. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.