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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Lepadogaster purpurea (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Lepadogaster lepadogaster purpurea Bonnaterre, 1788

Synonyms:

Cyclopterus purpureus Bonnaterre, 1788, Tableau encycl. méth., Ichthyologie: 29 (Cornwall, England; based on Borlase, Nat. Hist. Cornwall: 269, pl. 25 (fig. 28)).
Lepadogaster rostratus Schneider, 1801, Blochii Syst. Ichthyol.: 1 (British seas).
Cyclopterus lepidogaster: Turton, 1802: 907.
Cyclopterus cornubicus Shaw, 1804, Gen. Zool.: 397 (Cornwall & the Sound of Jura).
Cyclopterus ocellatus Donovan, 1806, Nat. Hist. Brit. Fish., pl. 76 (western coasts of England).
Cyclopterus spatula Cloquet, 1818, Dict. Sci. nat.: 296 (Cornwall) Lacepède, 1831: 321 (Cornwall).
Lepadogaster cornubiensis Fleming, 1828, Hist. Brit. anim.: 189 (southern coast of England and the Hebrides).
Cycloptera spathulata Lacepède, 1832: 67.
Lepadogaster gouanii (non Risso): Günther, 1861: 510 (part.: non-Mediterranean specimens only) Day, 1880: 189, pl. 57 (fig. 1) (part.: non-Mediterranean specimens only) Hoek, 1914: 34 (Orkney & Shetland Islands, England, Ireland, Manche) Jenkins, 1936: 107, pl. 40 (part.: non-Mediterranean specimens only) Yonge, 1949: 103, pl. 7.
Lepadogaster lepadogaster: Fowler, 1936: 1080 (Canaries) Fraser-Brunner, 1938: 410 (British Isles) Lozano Rey, 1960: 294-295, fig. 112 (Spanish Mediterranean) Wheeler, 1969: 388, fig. (western British Isles and France).
Lepadogaster lepadogaster purpurea: Briggs, 1955: 36-37 (Roscoff, France, to Shetland Islands); 1957: 208 (Dakar to Shetland Islands) Murgoci, 1964: 306 (Black sea).

Common name:

cornish sucker [En]
shore clingfish [En]

Cornish sucker (Lepadogaster purpurea)