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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae Clingfishes and singleslits
Subfamily: Gobiesocinae
Genus: Arcos

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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Arcos decoris Briggs, 1969

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Arcos decoris
[Elegant clingfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Arcos erythrops (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos erythrops
[Rockwall clingfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Arcos nudus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Arcos nudus
[Padded clingfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Arcos poecilophthalmos (Jenyns, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos poecilophthalmos
[Galapagos clingfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Arcos rhodospilus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Arcos rhodospilus
[Rock clingfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arcos decoris Elegant clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 SL 1969
Arcos erythrops Rockwall clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 SL 1882
Arcos nudus Padded clingfish Western Atlantic 9 TL 1758
Arcos poecilophthalmos Galapagos clingfish Southeast Pacific 5 TL 1842
Arcos rhodospilus Rock clingfish Eastern Central Pacific 5 TL 1864



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