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 🙂


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