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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits
Subfamily: Lepadogastrinae
Genus: Lepadogaster

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Lepadogaster candolii Risso, 1810

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Lepadogaster candolii
[Connemarra clingfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Guerrieri, S.
 
Lepadogaster lepadogaster
[Shore clingfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Furlan, B.
 
Lepadogaster purpurea
[Cornish sucker]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lepadogaster candolii Connemarra clingfish Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1810
Lepadogaster lepadogaster Shore clingfish Eastern Atlantic 6.5 SL 1788
Lepadogaster purpurea Cornish sucker Eastern Atlantic 7.5 SL 1788



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