Image: Lumpfish in an aquarium

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


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.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Lumpfish, Cyclopteridae, Eumicrotremus pacificus, Fusen-uo,