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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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A recent addition, there are now three exciting new exhibits; quirky lumpsuckers, extremely rare British spiny seahorses and mesmerising Moon Jellyfish.
During 2015 there was an increase in the production of lumpsuckers and wrasse which are used as biological controls for parasites but there was a decrease in brown trout/sea trout and halibut production.
We had bonded previously through e-mail over our shared obsession with Pacific spiny lumpsuckers, an almost perfectly globular fish about the size of a grape.
David and I never saw a spiny lumpsucker on that dive, but we vowed to continue our search for the loveable lump when next he came out west.
The fisherman has his own boat and had a lot of success catching the lumpsuckers," said Blue ref aquarist Amy Callaghan.
This display in Tokyo's Epson Aqua Stadium is of Pacific lumpfish, or lumpsuckers, The Ping Pong ball sized fish, or Eumicrotremus pacificus, uses a sucker disc on its belly to stick-like a suction cup to the rocks on the ocean floor where it lives off the island of Hokkaido.
LUMPSUCKERS or lumpfish are mostly found in the cold waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, and North Pacific oceans.
Unknown to Lawrie, however, male lumpsuckers often die after fertilising the eggs.
Among the fascinating creatures of the deep you are likely to encounter are blue mouths, boar fish, conger eels, spider crabs, dogfish, lumpsuckers, giant crayfish, octopus, spurdog sharks and friendly rays.
I've seen a lot of lumpsuckers and, as the name suggests, they're a little bit ugly-looking.
Anglesey Sea Zoo's new displays for 2016 are lumpsuckers, moon jellyfish and rare British Spiny seahorses, now part of the Zoo's unique British seahorse breeding and conservation programme.
FRANKIE: We are unique in having only native British species here, and we have recently been granted European Fisheries Funding for 3 exciting new exhibits, so we will soon have both species of British seahorse in our breeding and conservation programme as well as lumpsuckers and jellyfish.