two-spotted clingfish

Scientific name Diplecogaster bimaculata
Descriptor Bonnaterre
Year of description 1788
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Gobiesocidae
Genus Diplecogaster
Diplecogaster bimaculata Diplecogaster bimaculata


Diplecogaster bimaculata, commonly known as two-spotted clingfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the two-spotted clingfish ?

The two-spotted clingfish measures between 4 and 6 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly marron and beige body. The also has marron mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The two-spotted clingfish is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The two-spotted clingfish is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    9 - 13 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 200 m

Biotope presentation

The two-spotted clingfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 200m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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