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Lumpfish

Trachelochismus pinnulatus

Description:

I found that little fish, trapped in a rockpool, at low tide. It 's colorful, it has protruding eyes, and a large upward-facing mouth in a large head... It also has a suction cup like pelvic fin that allows it to stick in rocks (and my hand) and it's slightly slimy ...It's an endemic species and pretty common. It starts as a colorful larva, and when matured, is paler. It can reach the 10cm in length.

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2 Comments

Dear @Lauren, that link doesn't work, is there any other link available?

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Hi Despina - could these invisible little fellows be the same thing you have here?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159...
They stuck to the rocks above the water line. Really odd.

Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 18, 2012
Submitted on Nov 18, 2012

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