Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Gobiesociformes > Family: Gobiesocidae > Genus: Lepadogaster > Species: Lepadogaster lepadogaster purpurea

Cornish sucker - Lepadogaster lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Lepadogaster lepadogaster

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cornish sucker English Fishbase
Shore clingfish English Fishbase
Sugador Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyclopterus purpureus Bonnaterre, 1788
Lepadogaster rostratus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cyclopterus cornubicus Shaw, 1804
Cyclopterus ocellatus Donovan, 1806
Cyclopterus spatula Cloquet, 1818
Lepadogaster cornubiensis Fleming, 1828
Cycloptera spathulata Lacepède, 1832
Lepadogaster webbianus Valenciennes, 1843
Lepadogaster bitentaculus Valenciennes, 1843
Lepadogaster gouanii (non Risso, 1810)

Other resources

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External data

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