Body robust, head broadly flattened, tapering towards tail; dorsal and anal fins short-based, set far back on the body; tail base very short, caudal fin rounded; pelvic fins united into an obvious sucking disc on the underside; pectoral fins rounded; mouth small, almost tubular, lips narrow; snout smooth, pointed, without a skinfold. Variable in colour, from pale greenish to brownish with many tiny dark spots, some forming short wavy lines. Individuals found amongst sea urchins have dark reddish-purple bellies. To 4.6 cm.
Although found in similar rocky bottom habitats as the Tasmanian Clingfish, the Smoothsnout Clingfish often occurs in association with sea urchins, especially in New South Wales.
On rocky reefs in bays, lagoons and along the coast, often under jetties and piers, in depths of 0-10 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed