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Family: Cyclopteridae Lumpfishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aptocyclus ventricosus Smooth lumpsucker North Pacific 41 TL 1769
Cyclopsis tentacularis Northwest Pacific 7.1 SL 1930
Cyclopteropsis bergi Northwest Pacific 7 TL 1929
Cyclopteropsis brashnikowi Northwest Pacific 1904
Cyclopteropsis inarmatus Bumpy lumpsucker North Pacific 6.4 TL 1956
Cyclopteropsis jordani Smooth lumpfish Arctic 6.1 SL 1929
Cyclopteropsis lindbergi Northwest Pacific 7 TL 1930
Cyclopteropsis mcalpini Arctic lumpsucker Arctic 7.5 TL 1914
Cyclopteropsis popovi Northwest Pacific 1929
Cyclopterus lumpus Lumpfish Western Atlantic 61 TL 1758
Eumicrotremus andriashevi Pimpled lumpsucker Arctic, Northwest to Nort 4.8 SL 1936
Eumicrotremus asperrimus Northwest Pacific 12 TL 1912
Eumicrotremus barbatus North Pacific 6.5 SL 1955
Eumicrotremus derjugini Leatherfin lumpsucker Arctic to Northwest Atlan 10 SL 1926
Eumicrotremus fedorovi Northwest Pacific 1991
Eumicrotremus gyrinops North Pacific 5.2 SL 1892
Eumicrotremus orbis Pacific spiny lumpsucker North Pacific 18 TL 1861
Eumicrotremus pacificus Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1904
Eumicrotremus phrynoides Toad lumpsucker North Pacific 7.4 TL 1912
Eumicrotremus schmidti Northwest Pacific 1955
Eumicrotremus soldatovi Northwest Pacific 26 TL 1930
Eumicrotremus spinosus Atlantic spiny lumpsucker Arctic, Northwest to Nort 13.2 NG 1776
Eumicrotremus taranetzi Northwest Pacific 5.9 SL 1936
Eumicrotremus tartaricus Northwest Pacific 1955
Eumicrotremus terraenovae Northwest Atlantic 1950
Lethotremus awae Northwest Pacific 2 SL 1902
Lethotremus muticus Docked snailfish Northeast Pacific 11.5 TL 1896

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