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Small-headed Clingfish Apletodon dentatus Length to 4cm<br />
Small clingfish. In pools and sublittoral on rocky shores; sometimes inside bulbous Saccorhiza holdfasts. Easily overlooked: well camouflaged and often remains motionless when exposed. Adult has slender, rather flattened but angular body with pointed snout. Colour is variable: usually marbled greenish (sometimes reddish) with pale patches on back. Has dark patch at base of dorsal and anal fins. Anal fin lies below dorsal. Widespread but local in W and SW.
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Small-headed Clingfish Apletodon dentatus Length to 4cm
Small clingfish. In pools and sublittoral on rocky shores; sometimes inside bulbous Saccorhiza holdfasts. Easily overlooked: well camouflaged and often remains motionless when exposed. Adult has slender, rather flattened but angular body with pointed snout. Colour is variable: usually marbled greenish (sometimes reddish) with pale patches on back. Has dark patch at base of dorsal and anal fins. Anal fin lies below dorsal. Widespread but local in W and SW.

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Date: 28 Oct 2011
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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