One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bottom-dwelling deep-sea fish with a large head.
Family Psychrolutidae (the fathead sculpins): several species, in particular Psychrolutes marcidus of Australian and New Zealand waters, having gelatinous flesh and (once brought to the surface) a distinctive sagging face
- ‘The blobfish lives at depths between 600 and 1,200 metres where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level.’
- ‘"The Australian and New Zealand deep trawling fishing fleets are some of the most active in the world so if you are a blobfish then it is not a good place to be."’
- ‘The title track refers to the Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus), one of several uncuddly species, apparently endangered, around which the album is loosely themed.’
- ‘The blobfish, a denizen of the Pacific that looks like a bald, grumpy old man, has been named the world's ugliest animal, organisers of the offbeat competition say.’
- ‘Blobfishes come from the coastal regions of Australian and Tasmania.’
- ‘The blobfish is at risk of extinction from fishing trawlers that drag the ocean floors.’
- ‘Scientists fear the blobfish, which can grow up to 12 inches, is in danger of being wiped out by over-fishing in its southeastern Australian habitat.’
- ‘Blobfishes are rarely seen by humans because they live so deep.’
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