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Haplocylix littoreus (Forster, 1801)
GIANT CLINGFISH
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Haplocylix littoreus (Forster , 1801)

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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: Haplocylix: Greek, haploos = single + Greek, kylix, -ikos = glass, cup (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Forster .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 9003 ).   Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003 ); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 9003 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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 Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated

Updated: 2020-01-24 08:07:47 gmt
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