Scientific Name
Aspasma minima  
Aspasma minima日本小姥魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Döderlein, 1887) Depth 1 - 10M
Chinese 日本小姥魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 喉盤魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F452 Gobiesocidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 日本小姥魚 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 跳海仔、姥姥魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sagami Bay, Japan, 100-150 fm. 
Synonyms Lepadogaster minimus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Dr. Franz Steindachner, etc. 1887 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTUM01089. NTUM01090. NTUM01091. NTUM01092. NTUM04324.  
Common Name Clingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body anteriorly depressed, posteriorly subcylindrical to compressed. Eyes generally large, located dorsolaterally. Snout short. Mouth small, posterior end of upper jaw not reaching anterior margin of eye. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, both fins consisting of 7 soft rays only; pectoral fins moderate sized, with rounded border, modified to support ventral sucking disc; pelvic fins modified to forma sucking disc on breast, sucking disc double type; caudal fin rounded. Skin scaleless, covered with a thick layer of mucous; lower jaw without mandibular canal pores, but with 3 pairs of preopercular canal pores. Colour yellow.
habitats Found in rocky reefs of shallow waters, usually on brown algae. 
Distribution Distributed in the Northwest Pacific coast from southern Japan and northern Taiwan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.