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Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers are indeed from the Pacific, right at the very top along the shore from Japan and right around to northwest United States. It seems they quite like the cold. They're also spiny, with rows of little sticky-out bits all over. They actually look quite lumpy, but the last bit of the name doesn't come from having lots of little lumps. No...
The whole fish is one, big lump. They are absurdly, comically spherical. Their head appears huge, with great, big eyes looking around sweetly. They look so calm and satisfied, like they've just eaten a gigantic meal and are sitting in an armchair preparing for an almighty belch. Ha! It looks like a minimalist comic strip come to life! Amazing!
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Pacific Spiny Lumpsuckers eat worms, crustaceans and molluscs, basically bottom dwelling creatures that don't move too fast. They also come in a spectacular range of colours. Really. No, really. You know what? I can't help but think of them as the Frogfish's baby brother. Awww!