Image: Lumpfish in an aquarium
A species of lumpfish photographed in an aquarium at the Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum, Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- English common name: none. Japanese common name: Fusen-uo.
- Scientific name:
- Eumicrotremus pacificus
Lumpfishes occur in northern regions of the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. They are characterised by their pelvic fins, which form a sucking disc. The fish in the image is using its sucking disc to hold onto a rock.