Definition of Clingfish

1. Noun. Very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc..

Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Family Gobiesocidae, Gobiesocidae
Specialized synonyms: Gobiesox Strumosus, Skillet Fish, Skilletfish



Definition of Clingfish

1. Noun. A small marine fish of the family ''Gobiesocidae'' which has a sucking disc on its underside that it uses to cling to rocks and seaweed. ¹

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Definition of Clingfish

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Literary usage of Clingfish

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1. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"... the clingfish, and the goby), to cling to the under side of rocks, or as in the Remora to the bodies of swift- moving sharks. Blind fishes in the caves ..."

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