Beautiful Fish: Spiny Lumpfish -By Al Bezanson

 

General Range—

Arctic and northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, south to the Gulf of Maine as a stray.

Occurrence in the Gulf of Maine—

Stray specimens of this northern fish have been reported from Eastport, Maine; from off Cape Ann; and from Salem, in the north side of Massachusetts Bay. We have also seen three small specimens, 1-1¼ inches long that were collected about 15 miles southeast of Cape Ann in 23 and 29 fathoms, by the U. S. Fish Commission in 1878 (now in the U. S, National Museum.)

 

From Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Bigelow and Schroeder (1953) online courtesy of MBL/WHOI

 

One thought on “Beautiful Fish: Spiny Lumpfish -By Al Bezanson

  1. Another great history lesson thanks to you both – some called it bubble fish nickname or made up I suspect? 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Like

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s