Western Cleaner Clingfish at Rapid Bay Click to enlarge image
A Western Cleaner Clingfish at a depth of 6 m, Rapid Bay Jetty, South Australia, 14 May 2010. Image: Phil Mercurio
© Phil Mercurio

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    bicolor
    Genus
    Cochleoceps
Western Cleaner Clingfish, Cochleoceps bicolor
A Western Cleaner Clingfish at a depth of 5 m, Rapid Bay Jetty, South Australia, 5 December 2010. Image: Phil Mercurio
© Phil Mercurio

A Western Cleaner Clingfish at a depth of 5 m, Rapid Bay Jetty, South Australia, 5 December 2010.

The Western Cleaner Clingfish looks similar to the Eastern Cleaner Clingfish.  The latter has less regular blue bars on the back and lacks the bluish colouration on the tail.