Lumpsucker - Cyclopterus lumpus

The lumpsucker ranges throughout northern atlantic waters. They are basically solitary fish and inhabits rocky bottoms but may occur among floating seaweed. The lumpsucker migrates between deeper waters in winter and shallower waters in summer. During the spawning season the male becomes reddish and the females blue-green in color. They feeds on ctenophores, medusas, small crustaceans, polychaetes, jelly fish and small fishes. The eggs are eaten as caviar and the flesh believe it or not is marketed fresh or smoked in some European countries.

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