The Northern Clingfish Can Really Suck

By Anupum Pant

The Northern Clingfish, an ugly fish the size of your hand, is a relatively tiny creature which can lift really heavy weights. No wait, it doesn’t really lift weights.

This fish has fused pectoral and pelvic fins which form a complete disc like structure under it which enables it to stick to some of the most rough and most wet surfaces. Thanks vacuüm.

The suction cup under it doesn’t need any live muscles to work. Even a dead Northern Clingfish can suck as good as a live one. Look at how the suction cups under a 0.5 lb Northern Clingfish can hold a 6 lb rock for a couple of seconds…

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