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Siberian Lumpsucker (aquarium)

Eumicrotremus birulai


aka Eumicrotremus asperrimus. it's Japanese name is Konpeitou(金平糖 - コンペイトウ: a type of Japanese candy) because it has the small spiky look like the candy.


from the center photo, this fish is found around the seas from Hokkaido down to the Sea of Japan and is a deep sea fish. can't find any online info in english websites.


this particular specimen was photographed in Echizen Matsushima Museum near Mikuni (about 1.5hrs drive south of Kanazawa city)

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福井市(Fukui), Japan

Spotted on Jan 23, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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