Rat Clingfish, Genus B sp 1


Rat Clingfish, Genus B sp. 1, lateral view. Source: Barry Hutchins, in Hutchins (2008) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast: 725. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale green to dark green clingfish, occasionally with several brown spots or dashes scattered along side, and usually a pale stripe from the side of snout through eye to upper corner of the gill cover.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Genus B sp 1 in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5448

Rat Clingfish, Genus B sp 1

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Distribution

Victorian coast and around Tasmania, and south-west Western Australia. Inhabits weedy areas and shallow protected reefs.

Features

Dorsal fin 4-6; anal fin 4-6; Caudal fin 10-11; Pectoral fin 16-18; Pelvic fin I, 4; Vertebrae 43.
Body elongate; caudal peduncle long.  Head little depressed; snout moderately long, narrow, tapering to prominent point; eyes of moderate size; lips narrow; mouth small, reaching to below front part of eye; lower jaw much shorter than upper; teeth small conical;  no spine laterally on head; gill openings large, lateral.  
No scales or lateral line; some sensory papillae on sides.  
Single short-based dorsal fin located posteriorly, widely separated from caudal fin; anal fin similar to and opposite dorsal fin, neither fin with anterior rays swollen at base; caudal fin rounded. Pectoral fins rounded, no fleshy pad on lower portion of their bases. Pelvic fins united into a small ventral sucking disc, consisting of anterior and posterior halves, posterior margin smooth edged.

Colour

Pale green to dark green, occasionally with several scattered brown spots; pale line usually on side of snout, through eye to upper corner of operculum.

Remarks

This species often occurs with members of the genus Parvicrepis.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Rat Clingfish, Genus B sp 1

References


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.

Quick Facts


Depth:1-10 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3.5 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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