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Diplecogaster megalops  Briggs, 1955

Bigeye clingfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Diplecogaster: Greek, di = two + Greek, pleko = plait, pigtail (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Briggs.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical

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Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: known only from Saldanha Bay to Durban in South Africa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6614)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 3 - 5

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Fricke, R., P. Wirtz and A. Brito, 2016. Diplecogaster tonstricula, a new species of cleaning clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) rom the Canary Islands and Senegal, eastern Atlantic Ocean, with a review of the Diplecogaster-ctenocrypta species-group. J. Nat. Hist. 50(11-12) (Ref. 106378)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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