Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)

Also known as Baggety, Henfish, Lumpsucker, Paddle-cock, Sea Hen

Description

Also known as Baggety, Henfish, Lumpsucker, Paddle-cock, Sea Hen.

Found singly on rocky bottoms or in floating seaweeds, usually over shallow waters in summer and deeper waters in winter.
They feed on small crustaceans, jellyfish, small fish and worms.
Juveniles found in clumps of algae.
Colour varies.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 0-800m
Widespread - Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic

The lumpfishes pelvic fins are fused into a sucker.
The fish eggs (Roe) of this fish are made into inexpensive Caviar. Ref: https://www.fishbase.de/summary/Cyclopterus-lumpus.html

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