Clinus heterodon

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Clinus heterodon
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Clinidae
Genus: Clinus
Species: C. heterodon
Binomial name
Clinus heterodon
Valenciennes, 1836
  • Pavoclinus heterodon (Valenciennes, 1836)
  • Clinus obtusifrons M. L. Penrith, 1967

Clinus heterodon, the westcoast klipfish, is a species of clinid that occurs in subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Namibia to South Africa where it is a denizen of tide pools. This species can reach a maximum length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) TL.[1] This species feeds on marine invertebrates.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Clinus heterodon" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ Page 276, Two Oceans: A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa by George Branch, C.L. Griffiths, M.L. Branch, L.E. Beckley. Illustrated edition. Published by Struik, 2007. ISBN 1770076336/ISBN 9781770076334