This 3" Gobiesox maeandricus (Northern Clingfish) was found under a rock during the minus tide.
On the underside of rocks in the rocky intertidal
1.5 hours of observation
We collected some Undaria seaweed from Onawe Peninsula and found this little fish on it when we got home.
A little clingfish found under a rock in a tidepool. These small clingfishes are quite common in this area.
A lumpfish found under a rock in a tidepool. It clung to the underside of the rock even after being lifted out of the water!
Clingfishes are fishes of the family Gobiesocidae, belonging to the order Gobiesociformes. Most species are marine, being found in shallow waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are bottom-dwelling fishes; some species shelter in sea urchins or crinoids.