Shark Bay Clingfish, Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley 1943


A Shark Bay Clingfish, Lepadichthys sandaracatus. Source: Barry Hutchins / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A yellowish clingfish with a reddish stripe through the eye.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Lepadichthys sandaracatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Nov 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1158

Shark Bay Clingfish, Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley 1943

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Distribution

Houtman Abrolhos to West Lewis Island, Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia.

Remarks

This species may be conspecific with the Bridled Clingfish, Lepadichthys frenatus.

Etymology

The specific name sandaracatus is from the pale yellow resin of the sandarac tree, a small cypress-like tree native to northern Africa, presumably in reference to the "uniform yellowish... or carmine" colour of this species in alcohol preservative.

Species Citation

Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley 1943, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 68(3, 4): 140. Type locality: Useless Inlet, Shark Bay, Western Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Shark Bay Clingfish, Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley 1943

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Briggs, J.C. & Link, G. 1963. New clingfishes of the genus Lepadichthys from the northern Indian Ocean and Red Sea (Pisces, Gobiesocidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 44(2): 101-105.
Hutchins, J.B. 1997. Checklist of fishes of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. pp. 239-253 in Wells, F. (ed.) The Marine Fauna and Flora of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum. 

Hutchins, J.B. 2003. Checklist of marine fishes of the Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia. pp. 453-478 in Wells, F.E., Walker, D.I., & Jones, D.S. (eds). Proceedings of the Eleventh International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum. 

Whitley, G.P. 1943. Ichthyological descriptions and notes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 68(3, 4): 114-144 figs 1-12

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CAAB Code:37206018

Habitat:Reef associated

Native:Endemic

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