APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788) - Shore clingfish or Cornish sucker
Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- under rock 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- under rock 2

Specimen above was found under a rock on the lowershore at Watermouth Cove, near Ilfracombe, Devon, 13.06.18.

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 4

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 5

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 6

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- in rockpool 7

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- fish / out of water 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- fish / out of water 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- fish / out of water 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 4

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 5

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 6

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- head 7

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- top view 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- top view 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- top view 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- side view 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- side view 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- side view 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- underside 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- underside 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- underside 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- eggs 1

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- eggs 2

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- eggs 3

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- eggs 4

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- eggs 5

Shore clingfish Cornish sucker
Lepadogaster purpurea
- sterile eggs 1

Species known as the Shore clingfish or the Cornish sucker.

Images of species taken at various locations across the south coast of both Devon and Cornwall. Locations include Wembury, Penzance and Newlyn.

Scientific and European Names:
Lepadogaster purpurea, Shore clingfish, Cornish sucker.

The species here has previously been reported here as Lepadogaster. lepadogaster. However due to recent research, ref: A revision of the status of Lepadogaster lepadogaster
(Teleostei: Gobiesocidae): sympatric subspecies or a long
misunderstood blend of species?
MIGUEL HENRIQUES, RITA LOURENÇO2, FREDERICO ALMADA, GONÇALO
CALADO, DAVID GONÇALVES, THOMAS GUILLEMAUD, M. LEONOR CANCELA
and VÍTOR C. ALMADA; the name of the species has changed to L. purpurea, the name L. lepadogaster being given to another similar species.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Lepadogaster purpurea Shore Clingfish or Cornish Sucker Rockpool Fish Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.