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Haplocylix littoreus  (Forster, 1801)

Giant clingfish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Haplocylix: Greek, haploos = single + Greek, kylix, -ikos = glass, cup (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 0 - 12 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 9003); edad máxima reportada: 6 años (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 5-6; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 8 - 9. Color ranging from uniform olive green to golden brown or yellowish, sometimes lighter ventrally. Sometimes with darker streaks over the head and body or patches of white or pink. Distinguished from other clingfishes by its large size, broad spade-like body, and structure of sucking disc (absence of a fold of skin on the anterior margin of the rear portion).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Common in rock pools, larger individuals found in subtidal area. Usually attached to seaweeds (Cystophora, Macrocystis and Lessonia), sometimes on rocks and boulder in areas with dense seaweed. Remains motionless when the pool is disturbed.

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Colaboradores

Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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