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Genus: Clarkichthys, Worm-Gobies, Worm-Fishes

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D: 1st 2 spines short, close together
2 black stripes
D & A not joined with C
gill opening tubular





Body short, stubby, eel-like, with depth ~ 8% of SL; teeth in 2 rows, chisel-like; nostrils tubular; lips not broad and fleshy; gill opening a small tube at pectoral base; dorsal fin origin over pectoral, first 2 spines short, close together; dorsal and anal fins not united with tail fin; scales well separated, sparse on head and belly.

The single member of this genus is endemic to our region.