Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiesociformes
(Clingfishes) > Gobiesocidae
(Clingfishes and singleslits) > Haplocylicinae
Etymology: Haplocylix: Greek, haploos = single + Greek, kylix, -ikos = glass, cup (Ref. 45335). More on author: Forster.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 9003). Temperate
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 9003)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Color ranging from uniform olive green to golden brown or yellowish, sometimes lighter ventrally. Sometimes with darker streaks over the head and body or patches of white or pink. Distinguished from other clingfishes by its large size, broad spade-like body, and structure of sucking disc (absence of a fold of skin on the anterior margin of the rear portion).
Common in rock pools, larger individuals found in subtidal area. Usually attached to seaweeds (Cystophora, Macrocystis and Lessonia), sometimes on rocks and boulder in areas with dense seaweed. Remains motionless when the pool is disturbed.
Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.8 - 18.3, mean 16.4 °C (based on 100 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00207 - 0.00878), b=3.14 (2.95 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec = 50).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 74.3 [39.6, 150.1] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.305 [0.187, 0.561] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [16.6, 18.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.538 [0.308, 1.001] g/100g ; Selenium = 14.5 [6.8, 31.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 33.1 [10.5, 99.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.827 [0.544, 1.238] mg/100g (wet weight);