A cute clingfish. It was caught by hand by my stepdaughter after it was disturbed by her looking under rocks. It swam in little bursts just short distances, so didn't stand a chance escaping from a quick 11-year old. It was released unharmed.
Found in the intertidal zone. Unsure whether it is a small lumpfish or clingfish species.
teardrop shaped, suction disk on belly
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.