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[Obsolete lump, lumpfish; see lumpfish + sucker (from the suction disk of the fish ).]


(Animals) See lumpfish
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Noun1.lumpsucker - any of several very small lumpfisheslumpsucker - any of several very small lumpfishes
Cyclopterus lumpus, lumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
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More than 95% of this plant material comprises remains of medullosan pteridosperms, including trunks [less than or equal to] 95 mm in diameter that show resin rodlets and downward-recurved petioles, large bifurcating petioles [less than or equal to] 56 mm in diameter, and pinnae of Macroneuropteris scheuchzeri with cyclopterid pinnules, and Neuropteris ovata.
The next most common fish species was the cyclopterid Liparis fabricii Kroyer, ranked 33rd.
Lawrence estuary, principally osmerids, gadids, cottids, cyclopterids and pleuronectids, consisted of 25 species (Able, 1978) and 15 of these also occurred in Penobscot Bay.