Eumicrotremus spinosus (Fabricius, 1776)
Atlantic spiny lumpsucker
Eumicrotremus spinosus
photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Family:  Cyclopteridae (Lumpfishes), subfamily: Eumicrotreminae
Max. size:  13.2 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 400 m
Distribution:  Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea to Franz Josef Land, Spitzbergen, Greenland, and south along North American coast to Massachusetts (Ref. 48811); including Iceland and Norway (Ref. 4701); Canadian Arctic to Hudson Bay in Canada (Ref. 7251).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits stony bottoms (Ref. 4701). Benthic species. Feeds on crustaceans, oikopleura and fishes (Ref. 58426).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 30.08.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.08.94

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