Super klipfish

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Original source: Author D. King
Author: D. King

The Super klipfish lives in the demersal, marine environment.

Super klipfish have a characteristic crest formed by the first three dorsal spines, which are longer than the other spines. Female klipfish are fertilised internally, so they do not lay eggs, but give birth to fully developed young. More

the super klipfish, Clinus superciliosus proved to be the main host. By courtesy of Dr Gary Poore the data base for their phylogenetical analysis was made available for use in the present study. An analysis using Hennigian phylogenetic methods with the program PAUP 3.1. More

Super klipfish with bluespotted klipfish in its mouth. A different view. In more detail. Photos Andrew Taylor Yellow bluespotted klipfish, as found in yellow hydroids species. More

The super klipfish is highly variable and common, which results in frequent identification requests, as it sometimes seems quite impossible for a single species to be so diverse in their colouration and pattern! Described in 1758 by Linnaeus, the species has More

Common names

super klipfish in English
Superklipvis in Afrikaans
光唇草鳚 in Chinese (中文)
光唇草鳚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Clinidae
Genus : Clinus
Species : Clinus superciliosus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758