Urchin Clingfish (Diademichthys lineatus)

Also known as Australian Urchin Clingfish, Longsnout Clingfish, Striped Clingfish, Yellowstripe Clingfish, Yellow-striped Clingfish

Description

Also known as Australian Urchin Clingfish, Longsnout Clingfish, Striped Clingfish, Yellowstripe Clingfish, Yellow-striped Clingfish.

Found singly swimming freely in branching corals or in the spines of long-spined sea urchin over protected reefs.
They feed on burrowing bivalves, shrimp eggs and the tube feet of sea urchins.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Clingfish are bottom dwelling fish often associated with sea urchins. Often tiny fishes of less than 6cm.
Their skin is smooth and scale-less and covered in a layer of mucus for protection, and some can change colour if threatened. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/12891

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