Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Cyclopteridae > Aptocyclus > Aptocyclus ventricosus

Aptocyclus ventricosus (Smooth lumpsucker; Globefish)

Synonyms: Cyclopterichthys glaber; Cyclopterichthys ventricosus; Cyclopterus stelleri; Cyclopterus ventricosus; Elephantichthys copeianus; Pelagocyclus vitiazi
Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Polish; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Aptocyclus ventricosus, the smooth lumpfish, is a species of lumpfish native to the North Pacific where it is found at depths down to 1,700 metres (5,600 ft). This species grows to a length of 41 centimetres (16 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  

Prey / Diet

Aptocyclus ventricosus (Smooth lumpsucker)[1]


Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[1]
Aptocyclus ventricosus (Smooth lumpsucker)[1]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[1]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[1]
Sebastes ciliatus (Rockfish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Contracaecum osculatum[3]
Derogenes varicus[3]
Echinorhynchus gadi[3]
Hemiurus levinseni[3]
Lecithophyllum botryophoron[3]
Paraccacladium jamiesoni[3]
Prodistomum alaskense[3]
Prodistomum alaskensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Prosorhynchus mizellei[1]


Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuril Islands; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: Pusan, Korea north (outside the Sea of Okhotsk) to Providence Bay in the Anadyr Gulf of the Bering Sea, throughout the Aleutian Basin and islands, and southeast to Mathieson Channel, British Columbia, Canada.; Oyashio Current; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; West Bering Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2SEASONAL AND SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN DIET IN THE WESTERN STOCK OF STELLER SEA LIONS (EUMETOPIAS JUBATUS), E. H. Sinclair and T. K. Zeppelin, Journal of Mammalogy Vol. 83, No. 4 (Nov., 2002), pp. 973-990
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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