171 Species in Family Gobiesocidae
Nominal species list for Gobiesocidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Acyrtops amplicirrus Briggs, 1955 Flarenostril clingfish
Acyrtops beryllinus (Hildebrand & Ginsburg, 1927) Emerald clingfish
Acyrtus artius Briggs, 1955 Papillate clingfish
Acyrtus lanthanum Conway, Baldwin & White, 2014 Orange-spotted clingfish
Acyrtus pauciradiatus Sampaio, de Anchieta, Nunes & Mendes, 2004
Acyrtus rubiginosus (Poey, 1868) Red clingfish
Alabes bathys Hutchins, 2006
Alabes brevis Springer & Fraser, 1976
Alabes dorsalis (Richardson, 1845) Common shore-eel
Alabes elongata Hutchins & Morrison, 2004
Alabes gibbosa Hutchins & Morrison, 2004
Alabes hoesei Springer & Fraser, 1976 Dwarf shore-eel
Alabes obtusirostris Hutchins & Morrison, 2004
Alabes occidentalis Hutchins & Morrison, 2004
Alabes parvula (McCulloch, 1909) Pygmy shore-eel
Alabes scotti Hutchins & Morrison, 2004
Alabes springeri Hutchins, 2006
Apletodon bacescui (Murgoci, 1940)
Apletodon barbatus Fricke, Wirtz & Brito, 2010 Barbel clingfish
Apletodon dentatus (Facciolà, 1887) Small-headed clingfish
Apletodon gabonensis Fricke & Wirtz, 2018 Gabon clingfish
Apletodon incognitus Hofrichter & Patzner, 1997
Apletodon pellegrini (Chabanaud, 1925) Chubby clingfish
Apletodon wirtzi Fricke, 2007 Sao Tomé clingfish
Arcos decoris Briggs, 1969 Elegant clingfish
Arcos erythrops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Rockwall clingfish
Arcos nudus (Linnaeus, 1758) Padded clingfish
Arcos poecilophthalmos (Jenyns, 1842) Galapagos clingfish
Arcos rhodospilus (Günther, 1864) Rock clingfish
Aspasma minima (Döderlein, 1887)
Aspasmichthys alorensis Allen & Erdmann, 2012 Alor clingfish
Aspasmichthys ciconiae (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)
Aspasmodes briggsi Smith, 1957
Aspasmogaster costata (Ogilby, 1885) Eastern clingfish
Aspasmogaster liorhyncha Briggs, 1955 Smooth-snout clingfish
Aspasmogaster occidentalis Hutchins, 1984
Aspasmogaster tasmaniensis (Günther, 1861) Tasmanian clingfish
Barryichthys algicola Conway, Moore & Summers, 2019 Green rat clingfish
Barryichthys hutchinsi Conway, Moore & Summers, 2019 Brown rat clingfish
Briggsia hastingsi Craig & Randall, 2009
Chorisochismus dentex (Pallas, 1769) Rocksucker
Cochleoceps bassensis Hutchins, 1983
Cochleoceps bicolor Hutchins, 1991 Western cleaner-clingfish
Cochleoceps orientalis Hutchins, 1991 Eastern cleaner-clingfish
Cochleoceps spatula (Günther, 1861)
Cochleoceps viridis Hutchins, 1991 Green clingfish
Conidens laticephalus (Tanaka, 1909) Broadhead clingfish
Conidens samoensis (Steindachner, 1906)
Creocele cardinalis (Ramsay, 1882) Broad clingfish
Dellichthys morelandi Briggs, 1955 Urchin clingfish
Derilissus altifrons Smith-Vaniz, 1971
Derilissus kremnobates Fraser, 1970 Whiskereye clingfish
Derilissus lombardii Sparks & Gruber, 2012
Derilissus nanus Briggs, 1969
Derilissus vittiger Fraser, 1970
Diademichthys lineatus (Sauvage, 1883)
Diplecogaster bimaculata (Bonnaterre, 1788) Two-spotted clingfish
Diplecogaster ctenocrypta Briggs, 1955
Diplecogaster euxinica Murgoci, 1964
Diplecogaster megalops Briggs, 1955 Bigeye clingfish
Diplecogaster pectoralis Briggs, 1955
Diplecogaster tonstricula Fricke, Wirtz & Brito, 2015 Eastern Atlantic cleaner clingfish
Diplocrepis puniceus (Richardson, 1846) Orange clingfish
Discotrema crinophilum Briggs, 1976 Crinoid clingfish
Discotrema monogrammum Craig & Randall, 2008 Oneline clingfish
Discotrema zonatum Craig & Randall, 2008
Eckloniaichthys scylliorhiniceps Smith, 1943 Weedsucker
Gastrocyathus gracilis Briggs, 1955 Slender clingfish
Gastrocymba quadriradiata (Rendahl, 1926)
Gastroscyphus hectoris (Günther, 1876) Hector's clingfish
Gobiesox adustus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882 Panamic clingfish
Gobiesox aethus (Briggs, 1951) Clarion clingfish
Gobiesox barbatulus Starks, 1913 Lappetlip clingfish
Gobiesox canidens (Briggs, 1951) Socorro clingfish
Gobiesox cephalus Lacepède, 1800 Clingfish
Gobiesox crassicorpus (Briggs, 1951)
Gobiesox daedaleus Briggs, 1951
Gobiesox eugrammus Briggs, 1955 Lined clingfish
Gobiesox fluviatilis Briggs & Miller, 1960 Mountain clingfish
Gobiesox fulvus Meek, 1907
Gobiesox juniperoserrai Espinosa Pérez & Castro-Aguirre, 1996 Peninsular clingfish
Gobiesox juradoensis Fowler, 1944
Gobiesox lucayanus Briggs, 1963 Bahama skilletfish
Gobiesox maeandricus (Girard, 1858) Northern clingfish
Gobiesox marijeanae Briggs, 1960 Lonely clingfish
Gobiesox marmoratus Jenyns, 1842
Gobiesox mexicanus Briggs & Miller, 1960 Mexican clingfish
Gobiesox milleri Briggs, 1955
Gobiesox multitentaculus (Briggs, 1951)
Gobiesox nigripinnis (Peters, 1859) Blackfinned clingfish
Gobiesox papillifer Gilbert, 1890 Bearded clingfish
Gobiesox pinniger Gilbert, 1890
Gobiesox potamius Briggs, 1955
Gobiesox punctulatus (Poey, 1876) Stippled clingfish
Gobiesox rhessodon Smith, 1881 California clingfish
Gobiesox schultzi Briggs, 1951 Smoothlip clingfish
Gobiesox stenocephalus Briggs, 1955
Gobiesox strumosus Cope, 1870 Skilletfish
Gobiesox woodsi (Schultz, 1944) Woods' clingfish
Gouania willdenowi (Risso, 1810) Blunt-snouted clingfish
Gymnoscyphus ascitus Böhlke & Robins, 1970
Haplocylix littoreus (Forster, 1801) Giant clingfish
Kopua japonica Moore, Hutchins & Okamoto, 2012 Japanese deepwater clingfish
Kopua kuiteri Hutchins, 1991
Kopua nuimata Hardy, 1984
Lecanogaster chrysea Briggs, 1957
Lecanogaster gorgoniphila Fricke & Wirtz, 2017
Lepadichthys akiko Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Lepadichthys bolini Briggs, 1962 Bolin's clingfish
Lepadichthys caritus Briggs, 1969 Pale clingfish
Lepadichthys coccinotaenia Regan, 1921 Eyestripe clingfish
Lepadichthys ctenion Briggs & Link, 1963
Lepadichthys erythraeus Briggs & Link, 1963
Lepadichthys frenatus Waite, 1904
Lepadichthys lineatus Briggs, 1966 Doubleline clingfish
Lepadichthys minor Briggs, 1955 Minor clingfish
Lepadichthys sandaracatus Whitley, 1943
Lepadichthys springeri Briggs, 2001 Springer's clingfish
Lepadicyathus mendeleevi Prokofiev, 2005 Mendeleev’s clingfish
Lepadogaster candolii Risso, 1810 Connemarra clingfish
Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Bonnaterre, 1788) Shore clingfish
Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788) Cornish sucker
Liobranchia stria Briggs, 1955 Minute clingfish
Lissonanchus lusheri Smith, 1966 Streaky clingfish
Modicus minimus Hardy, 1983
Modicus tangaroa Hardy, 1983
Nettorhamphos radula Conway, Moore & Summers, 2017 Duckbilled clingfish
Opeatogenys cadenati Briggs, 1957
Opeatogenys gracilis (Canestrini, 1864)
Parvicrepis parvipinnis (Waite, 1906) Little clingfish
Pherallodichthys meshimaensis Shiogaki & Dotsu, 1983
Pherallodiscus funebris (Gilbert, 1890) Northern fraildisc clingfish
Pherallodiscus varius Briggs, 1955 Southern fraildisc clingfish
Pherallodus indicus (Weber, 1913) Smalldisc clingfish
Pherallodus smithi Briggs, 1955 Mini-clingfish
Posidonichthys hutchinsi Briggs, 1993
Propherallodus briggsi Shiogaki & Dotsu, 1983
Protogobiesox asymmetricus Fricke, Chen & Chen, 2016 Asymmetrical deep-water clingfish
Rimicola cabrilloi Briggs, 2002 Channel Islands clingfish
Rimicola dimorpha Briggs, 1955 Southern clingfish
Rimicola eigenmanni (Gilbert, 1890)
Rimicola muscarum (Meek & Pierson, 1895) Kelp clingfish
Rimicola sila Briggs, 1955 Guadalupe clingfish
Sicyases brevirostris (Guichenot, 1848)
Sicyases hildebrandi Schultz, 1944
Sicyases sanguineus Müller & Troschel, 1843
Tomicodon absitus Briggs, 1955 Distant clingfish
Tomicodon abuelorum Szelistowski, 1990
Tomicodon australis Briggs, 1955
Tomicodon bidens Briggs, 1969 Bifid clingfish
Tomicodon boehlkei Briggs, 1955 Cortez clingfish
Tomicodon briggsi Williams & Tyler, 2003
Tomicodon chilensis Brisout de Barneville, 1846 Smallsucker clingfish
Tomicodon clarkei Williams & Tyler, 2003
Tomicodon cryptus Williams & Tyler, 2003
Tomicodon eos (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Rosy clingfish
Tomicodon fasciatus (Peters, 1859) Barred clingfish
Tomicodon humeralis (Gilbert, 1890) Sonora clingfish
Tomicodon lavettsmithi Williams & Tyler, 2003
Tomicodon leurodiscus Williams & Tyler, 2003
Tomicodon myersi Briggs, 1955 Blackstripe clingfish
Tomicodon petersii (Garman, 1875) Peter's clingfish
Tomicodon prodomus Briggs, 1969
Tomicodon reitzae Briggs, 2001
Tomicodon rhabdotus Smith-Vaniz, 1969
Tomicodon rupestris (Poey, 1860)
Tomicodon vermiculatus Briggs, 1955
Tomicodon zebra (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Zebra clingfish
Trachelochismus melobesia Phillipps, 1927
Trachelochismus pinnulatus (Forster, 1801)
Unguitrema nigrum Frivke, 2014 Black crinoid clingfish
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