shore clingfish

Scientific name Lepadogaster lepadogaster
Descriptor Bonnaterre
Year of description 1788
IUCN category LC
Family Gobiesocidae
Genus Lepadogaster
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Introduction

Lepadogaster lepadogaster, commonly known as shore clingfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    6.5 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    4 cm
  • Maximum size
    6.5 cm
  • Longevity
    3 year
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the shore clingfish ?

The shore clingfish measures between 4 and 6.5 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, marron and beige body. The also has bleu ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The shore clingfish is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the shore clingfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The shore clingfish is a fish ovipare.

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
    15 - 18 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 1 m

Biotope presentation

The shore clingfish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

GUIDE D’IDENTIFICATION DES POISSONS MARINS, EUROPE ET MÉDITERRANÉE - LOUISY Patrick - Ulmer - 2015.

Trophic relationships in an intertidal rockpool fish assemblage in the gulf of Cádiz (NE Atlantic). - Velasco, E. M. - Gómez-Cama, M. C. - Hernando, J. A. - Soriguer, M. C. - Elsevier Ltd - 2010.

Lepadogaster purpurea (Actinopterygii: Gobiesociformes: Gobiesocidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea: Significantly extended distribution range - Wagner M. - Bračun M. - Kovačič M. - Iglésias S.P. - Sellos D.Y. - Zogaris S. - Koblmüller S. - Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria - 2017.

Reclassification of Lepadogaster candollei based on molecular and meristic evidence with a redefinition of the genus Lepadogaster - Almada F. - Henriques M. - Levy A. - Pereira A. - Robalo J. - Almada V.C - Elsevier Ltd - 2007.

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