image credit: Shaun Killen Habitat: cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, but mainly the North Pacific Status: No conservation concerns
These funny little fish are known as Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers. At less than 3 inches long, these bizarre fish are the size of a baby carrot (or not even)!Lumpsuckers get their name from their modified pelvic fins which have evolved into an adhesive pectoral disc that allow it to attach itself to whatever its teeny-tiny heart desires. Typically they can be found in beds of eel grass, just hangin’ out.A Japanese aquarium decided to stick some balloons in their tank and the little lumpsuckers didn’t waste any time in getting their stick on.
Check out this short clip of a Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker with his friend the Crescent Gunnel. It’s absolutely adorable!
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