Scientific Name
Aspasmichthys ciconiae  
Aspasmichthys ciconiae臺灣鶴姥魚
by: ©Matsuura, Keiichi
Author (Jordan & Fowler, 1902) Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 臺灣鶴姥魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 喉盤魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F452 Gobiesocidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣鶴姥魚 
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 Tide pools near Wakanoura, Japan. 
Synonyms Aspasma ciconiae, Aspasmichthys ciconae   
Reference 脊椎動物百科全書(沈等, 2004);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1902 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 國立編譯館 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0062863. ASIZP0074064. ASIZP0074092. BPBMI23088. USNM00360125.  
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 and pointed. Mouth small, posterior end of upper jaw reaching middle of eye. A single short dorsal fin located posteriorly, usually positioned directly above anal fin, dorsal fin with 11 soft rays and anal fin with 8 soft rays,both fins near caudal fin, but not connected to it; 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 with 1 pairs of mandibular canal pores and 3 pairs of preopercular canal pores.
habitats Found in tide pools and under boulders in the subtidal zone. 
Distribution Distributed from Japan to Taiwan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.