Grass Clingfish, Genus C sp 1 [in Gomon et al, 2008]

A Grass Clingfish (Genus C sp. 1) in Eagle Bay, Geographe Bay, Western Australia, 20 April 2006, depth 3m. Source: Erik Schlogl / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A small undescribed greenish, brownish to reddish-brown clingfish with a row of small black spots along the lower 2/3 of body; back sometimes transparent with a row of brown spots and blotches along midline; a whitish irregular stripe and blotches sometimes low on body; dorsal and anal fins brown to green, with paler markings in females; brownish line sometimes on side of snout, through eye to rear of gill cover.

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Bray, D.J., Genus C sp 1 [in Gomon et al, 2008] in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Jun 2018,

Grass Clingfish, Genus C sp 1 [in Gomon et al, 2008]

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Endemic to southern Australia - New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Inhabits seagrass beds and adjacent rocky reefs.


Colour differences between the sexes are most obvious during the winter breeding season, with females developing a distinctive piebald appearance of pale and dark blotches. 


Bray, D.J.

Grass Clingfish, Genus C sp 1 [in Gomon et al, 2008]


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

Hutchins, J.B. 2008. Family Gobiesocidae. pp. 722-741 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

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CAAB Code:37206027

Behaviour:Reef associated, seagrass & marcroalgae

Depth:1-10 m

Max Size:3.5 cm TL


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