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Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acyrtops amplicirrus Flarenostril clingfish Western Atlantic 1.9 SL 1955
Acyrtops beryllinus Emerald clingfish Western Atlantic 2.5 TL 1927
Acyrtus artius Papillate clingfish Western Atlantic 3 SL 1955
Acyrtus lanthanum Orange-spotted clingfish Westren Atlantic 2.4 SL 2014
Acyrtus pauciradiatus Southwestern Atlantic 1.6 SL 2004
Acyrtus rubiginosus Red clingfish Western Atlantic 3.5 TL 1868
Alabes bathys Eastern Indian Ocean 3.9 SL 2006
Alabes brevis Eastern Indian Ocean 2.3 TL 1976
Alabes dorsalis Common shore-eel Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1845
Alabes elongata Eastern Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2004
Alabes gibbosa Eastern Indian Ocean 9.1 SL 2004
Alabes hoesei Dwarf shore-eel Indo-West Pacific 4.5 TL 1976
Alabes obtusirostris Eastern Indian Ocean 4.6 SL 2004
Alabes occidentalis Eastern Indian Ocean 4 SL 2004
Alabes parvula Pygmy shore-eel Southwest Pacific 5 TL 1909
Alabes scotti Southwest Pacific 4.8 SL 2004
Alabes springeri Southwest Pacific 3.1 SL 2006
Apletodon bacescui Europe 3.6 SL 1940
Apletodon barbatus Barbel clingfish Eastern Central Atlantic 1.4 SL 2010
Apletodon dentatus Small-headed clingfish Eastern Atlantic 4 SL 1887
Apletodon gabonensis Gabon clingfish Eastern Atlantic 2.0 SL 2018
Apletodon incognitus Mediterranean Sea 2.7 SL 1997
Apletodon pellegrini Chubby clingfish Eastern Atlantic 5 TL 1925
Apletodon wirtzi Sao Tomé clingfish Eastern Central Atlantic 1.4 SL 2007
Arcos decoris Elegant clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 SL 1969
Arcos erythrops Rockwall clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL 1882
Arcos nudus Padded clingfish Western Atlantic 9 TL 1758
Arcos poecilophthalmos Galapagos clingfish Southeast Pacific 5 TL 1842
Arcos rhodospilus Rock clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5 TL 1864
Aspasma minima Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1887
Aspasmichthys alorensis Alor clingfish Western Pacific 0.8 SL 2012
Aspasmichthys ciconiae Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1902
Aspasmodes briggsi Western Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 1957
Aspasmogaster costata Eastern clingfish Southwest Pacific 5 TL 1885
Aspasmogaster liorhyncha Smooth-snout clingfish Indo-Pacific 4.5 TL 1955
Aspasmogaster occidentalis Eastern Indian Ocean 1984
Aspasmogaster tasmaniensis Tasmanian clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8 TL 1861
Barryichthys algicola Green rat clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 2.1 SL 2019
Barryichthys hutchinsi Brown rat clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 2019
Briggsia hastingsi Indian Ocean 2.2 SL 2009
Chorisochismus dentex Rocksucker Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1769
Cochleoceps bassensis Eastern Indian Ocean 1983
Cochleoceps bicolor Western cleaner-clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7 TL 1991
Cochleoceps orientalis Eastern cleaner-clingfish Southwest Pacific 5.5 TL 1991
Cochleoceps spatula Eastern Indian Ocean 1861
Cochleoceps viridis Green clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 5 TL 1991
Conidens laticephalus Broadhead clingfish Northwest Pacific 4 SL 1909
Conidens samoensis Pacific 1906
Creocele cardinalis Broad clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 TL 1882
Dellichthys morelandi Urchin clingfish Southwest Pacific 7 TL 1955
Derilissus altifrons Western Atlantic 1.7 SL 1971
Derilissus kremnobates Whiskereye clingfish Western Central Atlantic 2.8 SL 1970
Derilissus lombardii Western Atlantic 1.1 SL 2012
Derilissus nanus Western Central Atlantic 1.4 SL 1969
Derilissus vittiger Western Central Atlantic 1.9 SL 1970
Diademichthys lineatus Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1883
Diplecogaster bimaculata Two-spotted clingfish Eastern Atlantic 6 SL 1788
Diplecogaster ctenocrypta Eastern Atlantic 1.7 SL 1955
Diplecogaster euxinica The Black Sea. 1964
Diplecogaster megalops Bigeye clingfish Southeast Atlantic and We 3.4 TL 1955
Diplecogaster pectoralis Eastern Atlantic 2.2 SL 1955
Diplecogaster tonstricula Eastern Atlantic cleaner clingfish Eastern Atlantic Ocean, S 2.3 SL 2015
Diplocrepis puniceus Orange clingfish Southwest Pacific 12.5 SL 1846
Discotrema crinophilum Crinoid clingfish Western Pacific 5 SL 1976
Discotrema monogrammum Oneline clingfish Indo-Pacific 2.3 SL 2008
Discotrema zonatum Western Central Pacific 2.3 SL 2008
Eckloniaichthys scylliorhiniceps Weedsucker Southeast Atlantic 3.5 TL 1943
Gastrocyathus gracilis Slender clingfish Southwest Pacific 4.5 TL 1955
Gastrocymba quadriradiata Southwest Pacific 1926
Gastroscyphus hectoris Hector's clingfish Southwest Pacific 6.4 SL 1876
Gobiesox adustus Panamic clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1882
Gobiesox aethus Clarion clingfish Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox barbatulus Lappetlip clingfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1913
Gobiesox canidens Socorro clingfish Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox cephalus Clingfish Central and South America 15 SL 1800
Gobiesox crassicorpus Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox daedaleus Eastern Central Pacific. 1951
Gobiesox eugrammus Lined clingfish Eastern Pacific 5.7 TL 1955
Gobiesox fluviatilis Mountain clingfish Central America 5.9 SL 1960
Gobiesox fulvus Central America 9.1 SL 1907
Gobiesox juniperoserrai Peninsular clingfish North America 10.5 SL 1996
Gobiesox juradoensis South America 11.5 SL 1944
Gobiesox lucayanus Bahama skilletfish Western Atlantic 6 TL 1963
Gobiesox maeandricus Northern clingfish Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1858
Gobiesox marijeanae Lonely clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.4 SL 1960
Gobiesox marmoratus Southeast Pacific to Sout 8.9 TL 1842
Gobiesox mexicanus Mexican clingfish North America 6.9 SL 1960
Gobiesox milleri Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Gobiesox multitentaculus South America 6.3 SL 1951
Gobiesox nigripinnis Blackfinned clingfish Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1859
Gobiesox papillifer Bearded clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.7 TL 1890
Gobiesox pinniger Eastern Central Pacific 10.2 SL 1890
Gobiesox potamius Central America 8 SL 1955
Gobiesox punctulatus Stippled clingfish Western Atlantic 6.3 TL 1876
Gobiesox rhessodon California clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 TL 1881
Gobiesox schultzi Smoothlip clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1951
Gobiesox stenocephalus Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Gobiesox strumosus Skilletfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1870
Gobiesox woodsi Woods' clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 4.8 TL 1944
Gouania willdenowi Blunt-snouted clingfish Mediterranean Sea 5 TL 1810
Gymnoscyphus ascitus Western Central Atlantic 3.1 SL 1970
Haplocylix littoreus Giant clingfish Southwest Pacific 15 TL 1801
Kopua japonica Japanese deepwater clingfish Northwest Pacific 3.0 SL 2012
Kopua kuiteri Pacific 2.6 SL 1991
Kopua nuimata Southwest Pacific 2.7 SL 1984
Lecanogaster chrysea Eastern Atlantic 2.1 SL 1957
Lecanogaster gorgoniphila Eastern Atlantic Ocean, S 2.7 SL 2017
Lepadichthys akiko Western Pacific 1.1 SL 2012
Lepadichthys bolini Bolin's clingfish Western Pacific 3 SL 1962
Lepadichthys caritus Pale clingfish Indo-West Pacific 3 TL 1969
Lepadichthys coccinotaenia Eyestripe clingfish Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1921
Lepadichthys ctenion Western Indian Ocean 3.8 SL 1963
Lepadichthys erythraeus Western Indian Ocean 3.7 SL 1963
Lepadichthys frenatus Western Pacific 5.7 SL 1904
Lepadichthys lineatus Doubleline clingfish Indo-West Pacific 4.5 TL 1966
Lepadichthys minor Minor clingfish Western Indian Ocean 2.5 TL 1955
Lepadichthys sandaracatus Eastern Indian Ocean 1943
Lepadichthys springeri Springer's clingfish Western Central Pacific 2.6 SL 2001
Lepadicyathus mendeleevi Mendeleev’s clingfish Western Pacific 1.5 SL 2005
Lepadogaster candolii Connemarra clingfish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1810
Lepadogaster lepadogaster Shore clingfish Eastern Atlantic 6.5 SL 1788
Lepadogaster purpurea Cornish sucker Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1788
Liobranchia stria Minute clingfish Western Central Pacific 1955
Lissonanchus lusheri Streaky clingfish Western Indian Ocean 2.1 SL 1966
Modicus minimus Southwest Pacific 3.4 SL 1983
Modicus tangaroa Southwest Pacific 3 SL 1983
Nettorhamphos radula Duckbilled clingfish Eastern Indian Ocean 4.0 SL 2017
Opeatogenys cadenati Eastern Atlantic 2.1 SL 1957
Opeatogenys gracilis Endemic in Mediterranean 3 TL 1864
Parvicrepis parvipinnis Little clingfish Indo-Pacific 3 TL 1906
Pherallodichthys meshimaensis Western Pacific 3 TL 1983
Pherallodiscus funebris Northern fraildisc clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1890
Pherallodiscus varius Southern fraildisc clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Pherallodus indicus Smalldisc clingfish Western Central Pacific. 3 SL 1913
Pherallodus smithi Mini-clingfish Western Indian Ocean 1.9 SL 1955
Posidonichthys hutchinsi Eastern Indian Ocean 2.0 SL 1993
Propherallodus briggsi Northwest Pacific 3 SL 1983
Protogobiesox asymmetricus Asymmetrical deep-water clingfish Western Pacific 6 SL 2016
Rimicola cabrilloi Channel Islands clingfish Eastern Pacific 3.3 SL 2002
Rimicola dimorpha Southern clingfish Eastern Pacific 3.2 TL 1955
Rimicola eigenmanni Eastern Pacific 5.7 TL 1890
Rimicola muscarum Kelp clingfish Eastern Pacific 7 TL 1895
Rimicola sila Guadalupe clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Sicyases brevirostris Southeast Pacific 1848
Sicyases hildebrandi Southeast Pacific 1944
Sicyases sanguineus Southeast Pacific 8.4 TL 1843
Tomicodon absitus Distant clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Tomicodon abuelorum Eastern Central Pacific 3.3 SL 1990
Tomicodon australis Southwest Atlantic 2.7 SL 1955
Tomicodon bidens Bifid clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 TL 1969
Tomicodon boehlkei Cortez clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1955
Tomicodon briggsi Western Central Atlantic 1.7 SL 2003
Tomicodon chilensis Smallsucker clingfish Eastern Pacific 5 TL 1846
Tomicodon clarkei Western Central Atlantic 1.4 SL 2003
Tomicodon cryptus Western Central Atlantic 1.9 SL 2003
Tomicodon eos Rosy clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 4 TL 1882
Tomicodon fasciatus Barred clingfish Western Central Atlantic 5.1 SL 1859
Tomicodon humeralis Sonora clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 8.5 TL 1890
Tomicodon lavettsmithi Western Central Atlantic 2.7 SL 2003
Tomicodon leurodiscus Western Central Atlantic 1.9 SL 2003
Tomicodon myersi Blackstripe clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Tomicodon petersii Peter's clingfish Eastern Pacific 3.5 TL 1875
Tomicodon prodomus Southeast Pacific 1969
Tomicodon reitzae Western Central Atlantic 3.5 SL 2001
Tomicodon rhabdotus Western Central Atlantic 3.8 SL 1969
Tomicodon rupestris Western Central Atlantic 2.7 SL 1860
Tomicodon vermiculatus Eastern Central Pacific 1955
Tomicodon zebra Zebra clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 6 NG 1882
Trachelochismus melobesia Southwest Pacific 5 TL 1927
Trachelochismus pinnulatus Southwest Pacific 10 TL 1801
Unguitrema nigrum Black crinoid clingfish Western Pacific 1.1 SL 2014



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