Aspasmogaster costata (Ogilby, 1885)

Common Name: 
Pink Clingfish
Distribution: 

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the south west Pacific, in Australia from northern New South Wales to Westernport Bay Victoria.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents rocky reef area, secretive, found under rocks or associated with sea urchins.

Additional Notes: 

Pinkish colour with irregular banding, ventral fins united to form sucking disc which it uses to hold to the substrate. Grows to 50 mm.

References: 

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication.http://www.fishbase.org/summary/aspasmogaster-costata. Accessed 27/04/18.