This is the largest Gobiesox maeandricus or Northern Clingfish I've ever found! It was 4 or 5" long, seen here clinging fiercely to a rock during the low tide.
Not sure about this one. It was a sucker in fast moving water near a waterfall...
Large, broad, flat head, too big for the rest of the body. Bottom of body flat.
This Northern Clingfish is just two inches long, and absolutely adorable! We were very careful to gently return it to its tide pool.
Northern Clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus) dorsal, Bear Harbor Southern section Lost Coast, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, California
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.