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  • iris red
    body white + 4 dark bars & dense dark spots
    D, A & C spotted
    Acyrtus artius, Papillate clingfish
    opercular spine large, grooved
    sucker papillae: 2 extra patches behind front band
  • iris blue/black
    body white + 3 dark bars & scattered dark dots
    D, A & C spotted
    Acyrtus lanthanum, Orange-spotted clingfish
    opercular spine small, no groove
    sucker papillae: no extra patches behind front band; small front papillae on rear band
  • purple-red + 6 dark bars & blue spots
    fins not spotted
    Acyrtus rubiginosus, Red clingfish
    subopercular spine absent
    sucker papillae: no extra patches behind front band; large front papillae on rear band