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Crinoid clingfish

Discotrema crinophila


Gobiesocidae. To 3 cm (1/4 in.): Elongate with short rounded snout. Black to pale reddish brown. White to yellow stripe from eye to tail. Occasionally a 3rd stripe down back. Typically display color of host crinoid.


Solitary or in pairs. Coral reefs 8-20 m. East Indo-West Pacific.


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Bohol, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Dec 26, 2012

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