Definition of clingfish in English:

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clingfish

Pronunciation: /ˈkliNGfiSH/

noun (plural same or clingfishes)

A small fish occurring mainly in shallow or intertidal water, with a sucker for attachment to rocks and other surfaces.
  • Family Gobiesocidae: several genera and species, including the shore clingfish (Lepadogaster lepadogaster) of Europe and West Africa.
Example sentences
  • It is the most widespread of 4 species of clingfish in the family Gobiesocidae found in British seas.
  • Sonora clingfish live under rocks, to which they cling, and in little or no water.
  • His research interests are leatherjackets, clingfishes, biodiversity in shallow reefs and the Leeuwin Current.

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Syllabification: cling·fish

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