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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gobiesociformes
Family: Gobiesocidae
Brisout de Barneville, 1846

Tomicodon is a genus of clingfishes native to the Western Hemisphere, with these currently recognized species: [1]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Western Hemisphere half of the Earth that is west of the prime meridian and east of 180° longitude

The Western Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which lies west of the prime meridian and east of the antimeridian. The other half is called the Eastern Hemisphere.

Charles N. F. Brisout French entomologist

Charles Nicolas François Brisout de Barneville was a French entomologist who specialised in Orthoptera and Coleoptera.

David Starr Jordan American ichthyologist and educator

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Charles Henry Gilbert American zoologist

Charles Henry Gilbert was a pioneer ichthyologist and fishery biologist of particular significance to natural history of the western United States. He collected and studied fishes from Central America north to Alaska and described many new species. Later he became an expert on Pacific salmon and was a noted conservationist of the Pacific Northwest. He is considered by many as the intellectual founder of American fisheries biology. He was one of the 22 "pioneer professors" of Stanford University.

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  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Tomicodon in FishBase . October 2012 version.