Lumpsuckers or lumpfish are mostly small scorpaeniform marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae.

The Lumpsucker lives in the benthopelagic, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 868 m , usually 50 - 150 m environment.

Smooth lumpsucker, Aptocyclus ventricosus, inflated in a defensive response. More

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Spiny lumpsuckers have been compared to tiny helicopters or ping-pong balls with fins. Their fins are small and nearly invisible, giving the illusion of a rotund little fish hovering and moving about in no apparently predictable direction and with no visible means of support. More

The smooth lumpsucker gets the "sucker" part of its name from the sucking disc on its ventral side, which it can use to stick to surfaces. The sucking disc is unrelated to feeding. More

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Lumpsuckers or lumpfish are mostly small scorpaeniform marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae. They are found in the cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific oceans. The greatest number of species are found in the North Pacific. More

Lumpsuckers are scaleless, flabby fish named for the large sucking disc on their underside. The eggs are commonly eaten as caviar. Statistics Adults reach 30-50cm in length. Physical Description Lumpsuckers have scaleless, grey to blue flabby skin. More

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Lumpsucker came into existence in 1988 in Adelaide South Australia when Ross and Dave from Lumpfish and Anton from Meat realised that they had common ground in music and knew they would make warped, heavy , interesting music following their collective noses whike More

Pacific spiny lumpsucker, Eumicrotremus orbis A lot of people who see Pacific spiny lumpsuckers for the first time describe them as a ping-pong ball with fins. More

A small lumpsucker the size of a golf ball caught during trawling operations. Alaska, Southeast 2000 2890 thumbnail picture An Irish Lord sculpin front view. More

The lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus) is a bony fish of the Discoboli family. The body is large and marked with tubercles and longitudinal ridges. The first dorsal fin is buried in a fleshy ridge in the back, while the ventral fins form a powerful sucker. More

Lumpsucker is unlikely to be confused with any other species. A bottom dwelling fish, it is most commonly associated with Northern colder water and can reach up to 20 lbs (9 kgs) in weight. More

Distribution: Adult lumpsuckers usually live on depths between 50 and 200 meters. In the spring they migrate towards the surface to spawn among algae in the subtidal zone. The male lumpsucker is assigned the task of protecting the eggs. More

lumpsuckerlumpsucker - any of several very small lumpfishesCyclopterus lumpus, lumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add More

The lumpsucker migrates between deeper waters in winter and shallower waters in summer. During the spawning season the male becomes reddish and the females blue-green in color. They feeds on ctenophores, medusas, small crustaceans, polychaetes, jelly fish and small fishes. More

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The Atlantic spiny lumpsucker (Eumicrotremus spinosus) is a member of the Cyclopteridae family. More

The toad lumpsucker is found in the North Pacific, southeastern Bering Sea and from the central Aleutian Islands to the northern Gulf of Alaska. More

Common names

Almindelig stenbider in Danish (dansk)
An léasán leice in Gaelic, Irish
An léasán leice in Irish (Gaeilge)
Angusalluk in Greenlandic
Angusatdluk in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Angusedlok in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Arnardlok in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Arnardluk in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Arnarluk in Greenlandic
Cicloptero in Spanish (español)
Ciclottero in Italian (Italiano)
cock-paidle in Sardinian (sardu)
cycloptère in French (français)
Dango-uo in Japanese (日本語)
Deutscher Kaviar in German (Deutsch)
Grárognkelsi in Faroese (Føroyskt)
grásleppa in Icelandic (Íslenska)
gros mollet in French (français)
grosse poule de mer in French (français)
henfish in English
Hrognkelsi in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Kaviar in German (Deutsch)
Kaviar in Swedish (Svenska)
Kiark-varrey in English
Kulso in Danish (dansk)
Kvabbso in Swedish (Svenska)
Kvabso in Danish (dansk)
Lepisuk in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Liebre de mar in Spanish (español)
lièvre de mer in French (français)
Lompe in French (français)
Lump in English
Lump in French (français)
Lump in German (Deutsch)
Lumpfish in English
Lumpo in Spanish (español)
Lumpsucker in English
Lumpsucker in Ukrainian (українська мова)
mël mean in Breton (brezhoneg)
Nepisa in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Nipisa in Greenlandic
Nipisa in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
paddle-cock in Sardinian (sardu)
Peixe-lapa in Portuguese (Português)
pinagor in Russian (русский язык)
Poule de mer in French (français)
Qorkshuyoq in Inuktitut (ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ)
Rasvakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
rauðmagi in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Reyðrognkelsi in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Rognkall in Norwegian (Norsk)
Rognkelsi in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Rognkjaeks in Norwegian (Norsk)
Rognkjeks in Norwegian (Norsk)
Seehase in German (Deutsch)
Sjurygg in Swedish (Svenska)
Snotolf in Dutch (Nederlands)
Stenbider in Danish (dansk)
Stenbit in Swedish (Svenska)
steurfisk in Danish (dansk)
Tasza in Polish (polski)
vilukala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
воробеи морской in Russian (русский язык)
круглопер in Russian (русский язык)
пинагор in Russian (русский язык)
圆鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
圓鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cyclopteridae
Genus : Cyclopterus
Species : Cyclopterus lumpus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758