- Kuiter's deepsea clingfish
name = Kuiter's deepsea clingfish
genus = "
species = "K. kuiteri"
binomial = "Kopua kuiteri"
binomial_authority = Hutchins, 1991The Kuiter's deepsea clingfish, "Kopua kuiteri", is a
clingfishof the family Gobiesocidae, found only off New South Wales, Australia, at depths of between 90 and 110 m.
Kuiter's deepsea clingfish has an elongate body with smooth, scaleless skin. It has fleshy lips and close-set eyes.
The dorsal and
anal fins are positioned opposite each other towards the rear of the body. The arrangement of papillae on the sucking disc is one of the characters that separate this species from the only other species in the genus, " Kopua nuimata".
holotypewas found inside an empty cowrieshell that was trawled at a depth of between 92 m and 110 m, off Bermagui, southern New South Walesin August 1980. It was named after its collector, Rudie Kuiter.
* [http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/kkuiteri.htm Australian Museum Fish Site]
* Hutchins, J.B. 1991. "Description of a new deepwater clingfish (Gobiesocidae) from New South Wales". Records of the Western Australian Museum. 15(2): 463-468.
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