Habitat: Rocky shore, kelp forest and seabed
Food: Small crustaceans, worms, jellyfish and comb jellies
Length: Up to 60cm
Lifespan: 10 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
The lumpsucker is a slow moving fish with a sucker beneath its head which allows it cling on to rocks. Normally blue-grey in colour, the smaller male becomes red during the breeding season. After laying her eggs, the female leaves the male to take care of them until they hatch.Young lumpsuckers are green and cling to seaweeds in the kelp forest.