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Vortekjeks, 16 x 9

The first spinous lump-sucker (Eumicropterus spinosus) a living specimen of 67 mm long, collected during the expedition on 21 August 2015 with bottom trawl.

Photo: Samuel P. Iglesias

Fish diversity north of Svalbard

Cruise diary: The oceans are full of fish. With nearly 35.000 species described all over the world, fish are the most diversified group of vertebrates. The finding of a new undescribed species is still not a past activity for researchers working in fish systematics; about 200–300 new species are described yearly in the world.

Published 15.09.2015 - Updated 15.09.2015

Learn more about uncommon fish species in the cruise diary.