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Cochleoceps orientalis  Hutchins, 1991

Eastern cleaner-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: Cochleoceps: Greek, kochlea = snail like + Latin, ceps, caput = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 40 m (Ref. 9002).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Southwest Pacific: New South Wales and eastern Victoria, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4 - 6. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 9002). Pelvic fins united into moderate-sized double sucking-disc, posterior half with a fleshy fringe (Ref. 9002). Greenish-yellow to orange with small scattered dark spots to larger red spots, variable in density; iridescent blue dashes or lines dorsally and across sides over head and body (Ref. 9002).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults usually on kelp, on which they deposit their eggs, which are guarded by the male, although the female is often present as well (Ref. 9002). Often on ascidians or sponges in deep water, probably depositing eggs on algae nearby (Ref. 9002). Often observed cleaning boxfishes, porcupine fishes and morwongs (Ref. 9002).

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

Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00236 - 0.01278), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .