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Clingfishes and Singleslits: Gobiesocoidei


Clingfishes cling to the bottom. They can withstand breaking waves and surging waters. Many species live on or under boulders and rocks, in crevices, and on rocky slopes and rock faces. Species that live in tide pools can stay out of water for several days, if they stay moist and out of sunlight. Some species live with coral, sponges, sea squirts, and sea urchins. Others cling to the blades of sea grasses and seaweed. Singleslits live in the sea near the shore, usually in shallow tide pools and often under stones or in seaweed.

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