Species of the Month February 2009
Common name: Shore Clingfish
Latin name: Lepadogaster lepadogaster
A type of small fish
- Long 'duck-billed' snout
- Dark blotches on body
- Traingular shaped, flattened head
- Sucker under throat formed by fins
- Blue spot behind each eye
- Top and bottom fins attached to tail fin
Where to look:
In rockpools and under seaweed on middle and lower shore. Also look under ledges and in rock crevices.
Historically found along the south coast of the UK.
Will become more common in Britain and will be found further north.