Blob fish specimen posted on social media

[From the INDEEP mailing list]

Last week, Maria Baker sent around this photo posted to social media, asking if anyone could ID the blob fish species:

Thanks to a number of deep-sea fish folk out there – we can now confirm that the general opinion is that this specimen is in fact a Smooth Lumpsucker (somewhat distorted by gravity on land), likely Aptocyclus ventricosus. Here is the fishbase description: .

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