Clinus cottoides

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Clinus cottoides
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Clinidae
Genus: Clinus
Species: C. cottoides
Binomial name
Clinus cottoides
Valenciennes, 1836
  • Blenniomimus cottoides (Valenciennes, 1836)

Clinus cottoides, the bluntnose klipfish, is a species of clinid that occurs in subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean around South Africa where it is a denizen of tide pools. This species can reach a maximum length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL.[1] This species has a varied diet of benthic organisms including algae, crustaceans (isopods, amphipods, ostracods, copepods), mollusks (gastropods, chitons) and polychaete worms.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Clinus cottoides" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ Food items for Clinus cottoides at