Broad Clingfish

Creocele cardinalis (Ramsay, 1882)

A small secretive fish with a broad flattened head with colours ranging from mottled greens to mottled browns, the cordal fin or tail is rounded and the dorsal fin is located towards the back near the tail.

The underside of this fish is pale to white with a double sucking disc the rear or posterior half has a fleshy margin.

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What habitats does Creocele cardinalis live in?

Shallow inshore waters such as intertidal rock pools, weedy areas and under jetties

What is the distribution of Creocele cardinalis?

Found around the southern coast of Australia including around Tasmania

How big does Creocele cardinalis grow?

Can grow to around 75mm in head to to tail length

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