clingfish
clingfish clingfish n. very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • clingfish — [kliŋ′fish΄] n. pl. clingfish or clingfishes (see FISH) any of an order (Gobiesociformes) of small, marine bony fishes having a sucking disc on the ventral surface near the head, with which they cling to rocks, etc …   English World dictionary

  • clingfish — /kling fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) clingfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) clingfishes. any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a sucking disk on the abdomen for clinging to stones, debris, etc. [1890 95; CLING1 +… …   Universalium

  • clingfish — /ˈklɪŋfɪʃ/ (say klingfish) noun (plural clingfish or clingfishes) any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, all of which have a ventral sucking disc constructed from the pectoral as well as the pelvic fins; the disc is used to adhere tightly to rocks …   Australian English dictionary

  • clingfish — noun A small marine fish of the family Gobiesocidae which has a sucking disc on its underside that it uses to cling to rocks and seaweed …   Wiktionary

  • clingfish — n. tiny marine fish that have a sucking disk on the abdomen by which they cling to rocks and seaweed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clingfish — noun (plural same or clingfishes) a small fish with a sucker for attachment to rocks and other surfaces. [Lepadogaster lepadogaster and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • clingfish — noun very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc. • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑skillet fish, ↑skilletfish, ↑Gobiesox strumosus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Striped clingfish — Taxobox | name = Striped clingfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gobiesociformes familia = Gobiesocidae subfamily = Gobiesocinae genus = Trachelochismus species = T. melobesia binomial = Trachelochismus… …   Wikipedia

  • Kuiter's deepsea clingfish — Taxobox name = Kuiter s deepsea clingfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gobiesociformes familia = Gobiesocidae genus = Kopua species = K. kuiteri binomial = Kopua kuiteri binomial authority = Hutchins,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hector's clingfish — Taxobox name = Hector s clingfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Gobiesociformes familia = Gobiesocidae genus = Gastroscyphus genus authority = Briggs, 1955 species = G. hectoris binomial = Gastroscyphus… …   Wikipedia

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