Blob Sculpin


Scientific name : Psychrolutes phrictus

Family : Psychrolutidae

Native to : North Pacific Ocean by the coasts of Japan, the Bering Sea and California

Interesting fact : The fish collapses into a jelly-like blob when taken out of the water.

Conservation status : Not Evaluated

Living in the deep sea is this spiky, grey colour fish with a huge head. It grows to a maximum size of 70 cm and weighs up to 9.5 kg. It is a sedentary animal feeding mostly on crustaceans, molluscs and sea urchins. Males guard the eggs laid by females. Their lifespan is 3-6 years.

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