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[Obsolete lump, lumpfish; see lumpfish + sucker (from the suction disk of the fish ).]
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(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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The smooth lumpsucker (Aptocyclus ventricosus) is a widely distributed marine fish species that is endemic to the North Pacific.
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Above - Ian Richardson (left) of Guisborough and friend Craig Marsh, with the lumpsucker fish they caught at Saltburn in May 1993
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.
He landed 30 lumpsucker fish and handed them over Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium.
The genus Cyclopterus is represented by just one species, the lumpsucker Cyclopterus lumpus Linnaeus, 1758, while the genus Liparis contains 71 species considered valid by Chemova (2008), including the one studied here, the sea snail Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766).
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A new study carried out by researchers at the University of AlmerE[degrees]a (UAL) has found that the roe of hake, lumpsucker and salmon is the best dietary source of Omega 3.
A LUMPSUCKER was last night getting used to life in an aquarium after narrowly escaping the nets of a North Wales mussel trawler.
Kate is pleased to come across a lumpsucker, an ugly fish whose presence is a sign that British seas are thankfully fairly clean.
Also, recent studies indicate that bycatch of eiders in gill nets can be a major problem in winter and spring, especially in the lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus) fishery.
Thousands of young were produced after Lawrie the lumpsucker was despatched from Oban to Bournemouth for his blind date.
RICHARD Chantler landed a British best 181b 3 oz lumpsucker while fishing off Eastbourne - but he won't get his name in the record books!