Definition of clingfish in English:


Syllabification: cling·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈkliNGˌfiSH

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
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    • 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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