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cling·fish

 (klĭng′fĭsh′)
n. pl. clingfish or cling·fish·es
Any of various small marine fishes of the family Gobiesocidae, having a large sucking disk under the front part of the body by which they fasten themselves to rocks and seaweed.

clingfish

(ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any small marine teleost fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a flattened elongated body with a sucking disc beneath the head for clinging to rocks, etc
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Noun1.clingfish - very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.clingfish - very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc.
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Gobiesox strumosus, skillet fish, skilletfish - clingfish with typical skillet shape
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Researchers have documented the occurrence and distribution of clingfishes in Mexico relatively well (Briggs and Miller, 1960; Burr and Buth, 1977; Espinosa-Perez et al.
36 genera and 140 species of clingfishes distributed mainly in the neritic zones of oceans of the world, with few species in freshwater habitats (Nelson, 2006).