Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Cheilobranchinae
Etymology: Barryichthys: Named for Barry Hutchins, in honour of his work on Australian clingfishes.; algicola: Name from Latin words 'alga' and 'colare'; referring to the habitat preference (algee) of the new species; noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 120657). Temperate
Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120657)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 42 - 44. This species is distinguished from Barryichthys hutchinsi by having a longer, narrower body (body depth at dorsal-fin origin 7-8% SL vs. 10-11% SL); more slender head (head width at widest point 55-61% vs. 66-75% HL); depth at orbit 27-29% vs. 30-32% HL; interorbital width 20-24% vs. 27-33% HL; the ventral margin of orbit visible in ventral view (vs. obscured by cheek); longer abdominal region with more vertebrae (21 vs. 17) and more ribs (15 vs. 11-12), epicentrals (18-19 vs. 14-15) and total vertebrae (42-44 vs. 38-39). Live colour pattern, including body background colour green (vs. golden yellow to olive-brown), no darker markings along dorsal midline or body side (vs. dorsal midline and lateral body side with darker markings) (Ref. 120657).
Occurs in subtidal fields of macroalgae (Ref. 120657).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W., G.I. Moore and A.P. Summers, 2019. A new genus and two new species of miniature clingfishes from temperate southern Australia (Teleostei, Gobiesocidae). ZooKeys 864:35-65. (Ref. 120657)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .