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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Blenniiformes
Family: Clinidae Clinids

Genus: Clinus

(See list of species below)



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20 species
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Clinus acuminatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus acuminatus
[Sad klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Clinus agilis Smith, 1931

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus agilis
[Agile klipfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Clinus arborescens
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Clinus berrisfordi Penrith, 1967

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Clinus berrisfordi
[Onrust klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Clinus brevicristatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus brevicristatus
[Cape klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Clinus cottoides Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus cottoides
[Bluntnose klipfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Clinus exasperatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Clinus helenae
[Helen's klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Clinus heterodon Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Clinus heterodon
[Westcoast klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Clinus latipennis Valenciennes, 1836

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Clinus latipennis
[False Bay klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Clinus musaicus Holleman, von der Heyden & Zsilavecz, 2012

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus musaicus
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Clinus nematopterus Günther, 1861

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Clinus nematopterus
[Chinese klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL
Clinus ornatus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Clinus ornatus
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Clinus robustus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus robustus
[Robust klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Clinus rotundifrons Barnard, 1937

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Clinus rotundifrons
[Kelp klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Clinus spatulatus Bennett, 1983

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus spatulatus
[Bot River klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Clinus superciliosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus superciliosus
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Clinus taurus Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Clinus taurus
[Bull klipfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Clinus venustris Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Clinus venustris
[Speckled klipfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Clinus woodi
[Oldman klipfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Clinus acuminatus Sad klipfish Southeast Atlantic 13 TL 1801
Clinus agilis Agile klipfish Southeast Atlantic 10 TL 1931
Clinus arborescens Southwestern Indian Ocean 22 SL 1908
Clinus berrisfordi Onrust klipfish Southeast Atlantic 12 TL 1967
Clinus brevicristatus Cape klipfish Southeast Atlantic 12 TL 1908
Clinus cottoides Bluntnose klipfish Southeast Atlantic 15 TL 1836
Clinus exasperatus South Atlantic Ocean 12.7 SL 2012
Clinus helenae Helen's klipfish Southeast Atlantic 10 TL 1946
Clinus heterodon Westcoast klipfish Southeast Atlantic 13 TL 1836
Clinus latipennis False Bay klipfish Southeast Atlantic 12 TL 1836
Clinus musaicus Southeast Atlantic 18.3 SL 2012
Clinus nematopterus Chinese klipfish Southeast Atlantic 11 TL 1861
Clinus ornatus Southeast Atlantic 17.5 SL 1908
Clinus robustus Robust klipfish Southeast Atlantic 50 TL 1908
Clinus rotundifrons Kelp klipfish Southeast Atlantic 5 SL 1937
Clinus spatulatus Bot River klipfish Southeast Atlantic 17.5 TL 1983
Clinus superciliosus Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1758
Clinus taurus Bull klipfish Southeast Atlantic 23 TL 1908
Clinus venustris Speckled klipfish Southeast Atlantic 12 TL 1908
Clinus woodi Oldman klipfish Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1946



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