Diplocrepis puniceus  (Richardson, 1846)

Orange clingfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes and singleslits) > Gobiesocinae
Etymology: Diplocrepis: Greek, diploos = twice + Greek, krepis, idos = base, foundation (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 9003).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003); common length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4 - 5. Olive pink or green to brown, red, yellow or lilac, with or without stripes, spots or bars. Breeding males with pinkish dorsal saddle. Distinguished from other clingfishes by the large, rounded head with incisorform teeth and a large, blunt posteriorly projecting spine at the lower margin of the operculum.

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Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in rock pools at low tide and sub-tidally. Found clinging under rocks or boulders in more sheltered areas. Feeds on amphipods, gastropods, and fishes. Takes cover when disturbed.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00372 - 0.01479), b=3.14 (2.96 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.63 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 2,500).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.