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clingfish

[kling-fish] /ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) clingfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) clingfishes.
1.
any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a sucking disk on the abdomen for clinging to stones, debris, etc.
Origin of clingfish
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; cling1 + fish
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clingfish

/ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
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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