Cyclopteropsis inarmatus Mednikov & Prokhorov, 1956
Bumpy lumpsucker
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Family:  Cyclopteridae (Lumpfishes)
Max. size:  6.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 76 - 150 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: Western Bering Sea between Capes Navarin and Olyutorskiy (Ref. 43939); Sea of Okhotsk off Kamchatka (Ref. 48811).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-10. No bony conical tubercles or spiny plates; skin with low bumps and leathery tubercles lacking subdermal bony plates on head and body, including top of head, chin, throat, pectoral fin base. First dorsal fin overgrown with skin (Ref. 43939).
Biology:  Found on stony bottoms (Ref. 43939).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.07.03
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 31.07.06

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