Cochleoceps spatulais commonly referred to as Spadenose Clingfish, Spadenose Clingfish, Spade-Nosed Clingfish, Spade-Nose Clingfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Cochleoceps spatula is a small slender green to brownish clingfish covered in tiny close-packed brown spots, many forming short dark lines and blotches on the head and body, with six short dark brown bars across back and row of dark brown blotches along the midside.
Larger individuals often have small white blotches, sometimes producing a piebald appearance.
The Spadenose Clingfish has a relatively long, depressed, rectangular-shaped snout (when seen from above), and the anterior and posterior nostrils positioned well before the eye.
Cochleoceps spatula is green to brown with numerous closely packed very small brown spots, many of which merge to form short dark lines and blotches on head and body; six short dark brown bars across back and row of dark brown blotches on midside; small white blotches often present on larger individuals, sometimes producing piebald appearance.