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Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker: here’s the scoop

threats

Due to reliance on shallow waters for breeding, this species may be susceptible to rising sea waters and increases in water temperature from climate changes in the Pacific Northwest.

Species

Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker

Scientific name

Eumicrotremus orbis 

Habitat

Eelgrass beds, rocky areas with kelp and other algae growth

Diet

Benthic crustaceans, mollusks and marine worms

Life Expectancy

3-4 years

Did you know?

Suction disk helps this species overcome the lack of a gas bladder and aids in swimming abilities.

Range

Pacific Ocean from the Washington coast north to the coast of the Asian mainland

Conservation status

Not Evaluated