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Northern Clingfish

Gobiesox maeandricus


This fish uses it's pectoral and pelvic fins to attach to rocks and kelp with suction. Large slightly flat head giving the fish a look like tadpoles. Brown in color with a mottled pattern. Preys on molluscs like limpets.


Found clinging to underside of the rocks or kelp in intertidal pools


This fish was captured and released by students from California Academy of Sciences.

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California, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 23, 2014

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