Animal Species:Grass Clingfish, Gobiesocidae Genus C sp. 1
The Grass Clingfish is a small undescribed species that lives in temperate seagrass beds and adjacent reefs.
Standard Common Name
The Grass Clingfish is a slender elongate species with dorsal and anal fins positioned posteriorly on the body. It is usually greenish with small black spots on the lower two-thirds of the body. The back is sometimes transparent often with a row of brown spots. A brown stripe sometimes passes from the snout, through the eye to the rear of the operculum.
The species grows to 3.2 cm in length.
The species is endemic to Australia occurring from southern Victoria and southern Western Australia.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
It is found in seagrass beds and adjacent reefs.
- sp. 1
- Gobiesocidae Genus C
- Hutchins, J.B. in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
Tags fish, ichthyology, Grass Clingfish, Gobiesocidae Genus C sp. 1, weed, seaweed, seagrass, kelp, ecklonia, endemic to Australia, < 10 cm, dots/spots, stripes or bands, brown stripe, black spots, slender,