Connemara Clingfish Lepadogaster candollii Length to 7cm <br />
Similar to Shore Clingfish but separable with care. Found under rocks and in pools on lower shore. Adult has a flattened body and large head. Typically green with reddish marbling. Lacks eyespots but note 2 red spots present at base of dorsal fin. Eyes are relatively large with radial bands of colour. Dorsal and anal fins are not connected to tail fin (they are in Shore Clingfish) but this feature can be hard to discern. Local and rather scarce, mainly in SW and NW.
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Connemara Clingfish Lepadogaster candollii Length to 7cm
Similar to Shore Clingfish but separable with care. Found under rocks and in pools on lower shore. Adult has a flattened body and large head. Typically green with reddish marbling. Lacks eyespots but note 2 red spots present at base of dorsal fin. Eyes are relatively large with radial bands of colour. Dorsal and anal fins are not connected to tail fin (they are in Shore Clingfish) but this feature can be hard to discern. Local and rather scarce, mainly in SW and NW.

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Date: 19 Mar 2007
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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