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 vacuĆ¼m.

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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