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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits
Subfamily: Gobiesocinae
Genus: Arcos

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Arcos decoris Briggs, 1969

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Arcos decoris
[Elegant clingfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Arcos erythrops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos erythrops
[Rockwall clingfish]

Photo by Johnson, L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Arcos macrophthalmus (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Arcos macrophthalmus
[Padded clingfish]

Photo by Thode, K.

Central and South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Arcos nudus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Thode, K.
 
Arcos nudus
[Clingfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Arcos poecilophthalmos (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos poecilophthalmos
[Galapagos clingfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Arcos rhodospilus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos rhodospilus
[Rock clingfish]
6 Species of Family Gobiesocidae with Genus Arcos
(Clingfishes and singleslits)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1969 Arcos decoris Elegant clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 SL
1882 Arcos erythrops Rockwall clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL
1861 Arcos macrophthalmus Padded clingfish Western Atlantic 9 TL
1758 Arcos nudus Clingfish Central and South America 15 SL
1842 Arcos poecilophthalmos Galapagos clingfish Southeast Pacific 5 TL
1864 Arcos rhodospilus Rock clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5 TL



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