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Species of the Month February 2009

Lepadogaster lepadogaster (c) Judith Oakley

Common name: Shore Clingfish

Latin name: Lepadogaster lepadogaster

A type of small fish

 

Key Features:

  • 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.

Origin:

Historically found along the south coast of the UK.

Effects

Will become more common in Britain and will be found further north.

More information:

Click here find out more about this species on the MarLIN website