Blob sculpin

It lives off the continental shelves in very deep water in the North Pacific ocean by the coasts of Japan, Bering Sea and California.

The Blob sculpin lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 500 - 2800 m environment.

The Blob Sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus) is a species of deep-sea fish of the Psychrolutidae family. It feeds mainly on crustaceans, molluscs, and sea urchins. More

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Two blob sculpins in love said… Blob sculpins are also known as fatheads or blobfishes. More

A blob sculpin at the Davidson seamount off the California coast. More

A Blob Sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus) from Davidson Seamount. Image from MBARI. Find more posts in: Life Science TrackBacks TrackBack URL for this entry: http://scienceblogs. More

With a face only another blob sculpin could love, this Psychrolutes phrictus swam up to take a look at the camera on MBARI's remotely operated vehicle Tiburon. More

A blob sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus) peers over the edge of a boulder at the ROV Tiburon. This fish is guarding its eggs (which you can see on a rock in the background) along the Gorda Escarpment, off Northern California. More

The blob sculpin is found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan and from the Bering Sea to Southern California. More

A Blob Sculpin (Psychrolutes phrictus) from Davidson Seamount. Image from MBARI. More

6 metre-long blob sculpin, which were first discovered 30 years ago and have rarely been seen since - and certainly never in groups guarding eggs, said fellow-researcher Dr Greg Caillet of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. "It's a pretty special spot," he added. More

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blob sculpin, Psychrolutes phrictus, and the egg-brooding behavior of an octopus, Graneledone sp. observed during annual dives of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on the Gorda Escarpment. More

Eighty-four blob sculpin were spotted on exploratory Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) dives in 2000 and 2001, along with 64 nesting sites with eggs. What exactly makes the spot on the Gorda Escarpment so special is still a mystery, Drazen said. More

One possibility is that the blob sculpin takes advantage of the steady current along the ridge of the escarpment to supply oxygen to their eggs. That could be saving the parent fish the trouble of fanning the eggs. More

"The blob fish or Blob Sculpin (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish which has made its dwelling in the deep waters off the coasts of Tasmania and Australia. It is a rare sight to watch for humans. This is because of the inaccessibility of its habitat. More

Surprisingly, the blob sculpin's got something of an endearing spikey, thick-lipped charm to it. I see a plush toy in the future. Thanks for the link, Ida. More

Another name for a Blob sculpin is a Psychrolutes phrictus Source: Digital Fish Funnel, July 27, 2004 report as bad entry | send to a friend via email Add your own definition of Blob sculpin. More

The blob fish or Blob Sculpin, originated in the ocean off of the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Where they live, at around eight hundred meters, the pressure is eighty times greater than what it is at sea level. More

Common names

Blob sculpin in English
Ny˚dôkajika in Japanese (日本語)
Nyûdôkajika in Japanese (日本語)
变色隐棘杜父鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
变色隐棘杜父鱼 in Unknown
變色隱棘杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese
變色隱棘杜父魚 in Unknown

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Psychrolutidae
Genus : Psychrolutes
Species : Psychrolutes phrictus
Authority : Stein and Bond, 1978