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Northern Clingfish

Gobiesox maeandricus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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Jellis
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Jellis

California, USA

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

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