Eumicrotremus derjugini Popov, 1926
Leatherfin lumpsucker
Eumicrotremus derjugini
photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Family:  Cyclopteridae (Lumpfishes), subfamily: Eumicrotreminae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 1038 m
Distribution:  Arctic to Northwest Atlantic and Northwest Pacific: Canadian Arctic to Hudson Bay, Ungava Bay and Labrador in Canada (Ref. 7251). Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Franz Josef Land, Spitsbergen, eastern Greenland, Kara, Laptev, Siberian and Chukchi seas and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13. Caudal fin rounded. Dorsal fin spines not visible (Ref. 4379). Olive, darker dorsally (Ref. 4379).
Biology:  Found on mud, gravel or stone bottoms at temperatures below 0° C (Ref. 4701). Young occur in shallower water (Ref. 4701). Benthic; feed on crustaceans and oikopleura (Ref. 58426).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.03.19

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