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Two-line/Double-line Clingfish

Lepadichthys lineatus


Lepadichthys lineatus, also known as the twoline clingfish, doubleline clingfish or doublestripe feather star clingfish, is a small clingfish (up to 45 mm in length) which lives among the arms of crinoids. They adapt their colors to the host Crinoids as Crinoids comes in variety of colors. This helps them to camouflage themselves. They are also very difficult to photograph as they tends to hide in the core of the Crinoids and the Crinoids have many arms that they curled up when touched.


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AlbertKang 8 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley and to the PN Rangers who voted for this!
Am truly honoured :)

Thanks, @sunnyjosef, @LeanneGardner and @venusflytrap2000 your kind comments and support in so many of my Spottings, greatly appreciated.

CalebSteindel 8 years ago

Congrats, Albert!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Congratulations Albert!

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Congrats Albert..

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats again Albert, your colorful Clingfish placed 3rd in the fish category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!


AlbertKang 8 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination :)
Am honoured!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Albert, your awesome Clingfish has made the top 10 fish spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 fish spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 5th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

AlbertKang 8 years ago

Thanks, @sebastian4 :)

AlbertKang 9 years ago

Thanks, @James but this is a Fish :D and belongs under the family of Gobiesocidae.

This is the link to the Family of Gobiesocidae :

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Beauty Albert, can you relabel as amphibian not fish?

AlbertKang 9 years ago

Thanks, @Joshua and @Reza for the kind comments :)

Stunning visuals Albert !

JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago


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Medhu-Uthuru Province, Maldives

Spotted on Nov 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2015

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