cling fish

clingfish

[kling-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) clingfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) clingfishes.
any fish of the family Gobiesocidae, having a sucking disk on the abdomen for clinging to stones, debris, etc.

Origin:
1890–95; cling1 + fish

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clingfish (ˈklɪŋˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
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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