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Family: Cottidae Sculpins



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256 species (see list below)

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Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Alcichthys elongatus (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Alcichthys elongatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.6 cm TL

 
Andriashevicottus megacephalus
[Andriyashev largeheaded sculpin]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Antipodocottus elegans
[Dwarf sculpin]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific.

 
Antipodocottus galatheae
[Galathea sculpin]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Antipodocottus megalops
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Antipodocottus mesembrinus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Archistes biseriatus (Gilbert & Burke, 1912)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Archistes biseriatus
[Scaled sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.2 cm TL

 
Archistes plumarius
[Plumed sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Argyrocottus zanderi
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL
Artediellichthys nigripinnis (Schmidt, 1937)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Artediellichthys nigripinnis
[Blackfin hookear sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Artediellina antilope
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Artedielloides auriculatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Artediellus aporosus
[]

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Artediellus atlanticus Jordan & Evermann, 1898

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.
 
Artediellus atlanticus
[Atlantic hookear sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm OT
Artediellus camchaticus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Artediellus camchaticus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Artediellus dydymovi Soldatov, 1915

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Artediellus dydymovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Artediellus fuscimentus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Artediellus gomojunovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Artediellus ingens
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Artediellus miacanthus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Artediellus minor
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Artediellus neyelovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Artediellus ochotensis
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm TL
Artediellus pacificus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Artediellus pacificus
[Hookhorn sculpin]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Artediellus scaber Knipowitsch, 1907

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Artediellus scaber
[Hamecon]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Artediellus schmidti
[]

Photo by Armesto, A.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Artediellus uncinatus (Reinhardt, 1834)

Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Artediellus uncinatus
[Arctic hookear sculpin]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Artedius corallinus (Hubbs, 1926)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Artedius corallinus
[Coralline sculpin]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Artedius fenestralis Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Artedius fenestralis
[Padded sculpin]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Artedius harringtoni (Starks, 1896)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Artedius harringtoni
[Scalyhead sculpin]

Photo by Grossman, P.C.

North Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Artedius lateralis (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Grossman, P.C.
 
Artedius lateralis
[Smoothhead sculpin]

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Artedius notospilotus Girard, 1856

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Artedius notospilotus
[Bonehead sculpin]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ascelichthys rhodorus Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Ascelichthys rhodorus
[Rosylip sculpin]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL
Asemichthys taylori Gilbert, 1912

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Asemichthys taylori
[Spinynose sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Astrocottus leprops Bolin, 1936

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Astrocottus leprops
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Astrocottus matsubarae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Astrocottus oyamai
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Astrocottus regulus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Atopocottus tribranchius
[]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Bero elegans (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Bero elegans
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 18.9 cm SL

 
Bolinia euryptera
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Chitonotus pugetensis (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Chitonotus pugetensis
[Roughback sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Clinocottus acuticeps
[Sharpnose sculpin]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Clinocottus analis (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Love, M.
 
Clinocottus analis
[Woolly sculpin]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Clinocottus embryum (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Clinocottus embryum
[Calico sculpin]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Clinocottus globiceps (Girard, 1858)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clinocottus globiceps
[Mosshead sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Clinocottus recalvus
[Bald sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottiusculus gonez
[]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Cottiusculus nihonkaiensis
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cottiusculus schmidti Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cottiusculus schmidti
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Cottus aleuticus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cottus aleuticus
[Coastrange sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm TL

 
Cottus altaicus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL

 
Cottus amblystomopsis
[Sakhalin sculpin]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cottus asper Richardson, 1836

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus asper
[Prickly sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Cottus asperrimus
[Rough sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus aturi
[Chabot du Béarn]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Cottus baileyi Robins, 1961

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus baileyi
[Black sculpin]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cottus bairdii Girard, 1850

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus bairdii
[Mottled sculpin]

Photo by Ribeiro, F.

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cottus beldingii Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1891

Photo by Ribeiro, F.
 
Cottus beldingii
[Paiute sculpin]
No picture found
North America

 
Cottus bendirei
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

North America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Cottus caeruleomentum Kinziger, Raesly & Neely, 2000

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Cottus caeruleomentum
[Blue Ridge sculpin]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Cottus carolinae (Gill, 1861)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus carolinae
[Banded sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cottus chattahoochee
[]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

North America
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Cottus cognatus Richardson, 1836

Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Cottus cognatus
[Slimy sculpin]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cottus confusus Bailey & Bond, 1963

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cottus confusus
[Shorthead sculpin]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Cottus czerskii Berg, 1913

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Cottus czerskii
[Cherskii's sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus duranii
[Chabot d'Auvergne]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Cottus dzungaricus
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cottus echinatus
[Utah Lake sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus extensus
[Bear Lake sculpin]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cottus girardi Robins, 1961

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus girardi
[Potomac sculpin]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cottus gobio
[Bullhead]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus greenei
[Shoshone sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Cottus gulosus
[Riffle sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus haemusi
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus hangiongensis Mori, 1930

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Cottus hangiongensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Cottus hispaniolensis
[Chabot des Pyrénées]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Cottus hubbsi
[]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

North America
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cottus hypselurus Robins & Robison, 1985

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Cottus hypselurus
[Ozark sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cottus immaculatus
[Knobfin sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Cottus kanawhae
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cottus kazika Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cottus kazika
[Fourspine sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus klamathensis
[Marbled sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cottus kolymensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Cottus koreanus
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Cottus koshewnikowi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL

 
Cottus kuznetzovi
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Cottus leiopomus
[Wood River sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus marginatus
[Margined sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cottus metae
[]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Cottus microstomus Heckel, 1837

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus microstomus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL

 
Cottus nasalis
[Tubenose sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Cottus nozawae
[]

Photo by Burkhead, N.

North America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Cottus paulus Williams, 2000

Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Cottus paulus
[Pygmy sculpin]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cottus perifretum Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus perifretum
[Chabot fluviatile]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cottus perplexus Gilbert & Evermann, 1894

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus perplexus
[Reticulate sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Cottus petiti
[Chabot du Lez]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus pitensis
[Pit sculpin]

Photo by Sediva, A.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus poecilopus Heckel, 1837

Photo by Sediva, A.
 
Cottus poecilopus
[Alpine bullhead]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus pollux Günther, 1873

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cottus pollux
[Japanese fluvial sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cottus princeps
[Klamath Lake sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Cottus reinii
[]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cottus rhenanus Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus rhenanus
[Chabot de Rhénanie]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL

 
Cottus rhotheus
[Torrent sculpin]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 13.4 cm TL
Cottus ricei (Nelson, 1876)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Cottus ricei
[Spoonhead sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Cottus rondeleti
[Chabot de l'Hérault]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cottus sabaudicus
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Cottus scaturigo
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cottus schitsuumsh
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Cottus sibiricus
[Siberian sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Cottus specus
[Grotto sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL

 
Cottus spinulosus
[Turkestan sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Cottus szanaga
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Cottus tallapoosae
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus tenuis
[Slender sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cottus transsilvaniae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Cottus volki
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Daruma sagamia
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Enophrys bison (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Enophrys bison
[Buffalo sculpin]

Photo by Schories, D.

North Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Enophrys diceraus (Pallas, 1787)

Photo by Schories, D.
 
Enophrys diceraus
[Antlered sculpin]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Enophrys lucasi (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Enophrys lucasi
[Leister sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Enophrys taurina
[Bull sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Furcina ishikawae Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Furcina ishikawae
[Ishikawa's sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Furcina osimae Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Furcina osimae
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Gymnocanthus detrisus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Gymnocanthus detrisus
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Gymnocanthus galeatus Bean, 1881

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Gymnocanthus galeatus
[Armorhead sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Gymnocanthus herzensteini
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Gymnocanthus intermedius (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Gymnocanthus intermedius
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Gymnocanthus pistilliger (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Gymnocanthus pistilliger
[Threaded sculpin]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gymnocanthus tricuspis (Reinhardt, 1830)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Gymnocanthus tricuspis
[Arctic staghorn sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic

 
Gymnocanthus vandesandei
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Hemilepidotus gilberti
[Gilbert's Irish Lord]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus (Tilesius, 1811)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
[Red Irish lord]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Hemilepidotus jordani Bean, 1881

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hemilepidotus jordani
[Yellow Irish lord]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Arctic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Hemilepidotus papilio (Bean, 1880)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hemilepidotus papilio
[Butterfly sculpin]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Hemilepidotus spinosus Ayres, 1854

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Hemilepidotus spinosus
[Brown Irish lord]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Hemilepidotus zapus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Hemilepidotus zapus
[Longfin Irish lord]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Icelinus borealis Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Icelinus borealis
[Northern sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Icelinus burchami Evermann & Goldsborough, 1907

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Icelinus burchami
[Dusky sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL

 
Icelinus cavifrons
[Pit-head sculpin]

Photo by Bonnet, T.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Icelinus filamentosus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Bonnet, T.
 
Icelinus filamentosus
[Threadfin sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Icelinus fimbriatus
[Fringed sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific

Icelinus japonicus Yabe, Tsumura & Katayama, 1980

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Icelinus japonicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Icelinus limbaughi
[Canyon sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Icelinus oculatus
[Frogmouth sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Icelinus pietschi
[]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Icelinus quadriseriatus (Lockington, 1880)

Photo by Love, M.
 
Icelinus quadriseriatus
[Yellowchin sculpin]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Icelinus tenuis Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Icelinus tenuis
[Spotfin sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific

Icelus armatus (Schmidt, 1916)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Icelus armatus
[]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15.7 cm SL
Icelus bicornis (Reinhardt, 1840)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Icelus bicornis
[Twohorn sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Icelus canaliculatus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Icelus canaliculatus
[Blacknose sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Icelus cataphractus (Pavlenko, 1910)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Icelus cataphractus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Icelus ecornis
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Icelus euryops
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Icelus gilberti
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Icelus mandibularis
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific

Icelus ochotensis Schmidt, 1927

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Icelus ochotensis
[]

Photo by Orlov, A.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.6 cm TL
Icelus perminovi Taranetz, 1936

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Icelus perminovi
[Scaly-belly sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Icelus rastrinoides
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Icelus sekii
[]

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Arctic to Northwest Atlan
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Icelus spatula Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Byrkjedal, I.
 
Icelus spatula
[Spatulate sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Icelus spiniger Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Icelus spiniger
[Thorny sculpin]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Icelus stenosomus Andriashev, 1937

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Icelus stenosomus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Icelus toyamensis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Icelus uncinalis
[]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Jordania zonope Starks, 1895

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Jordania zonope
[Longfin sculpin]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Leiocottus hirundo Girard, 1856

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Leiocottus hirundo
[Lavender sculpin]
No picture found
Asia

 
Lepidobero sinensis
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Leptocottus armatus Girard, 1854

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Leptocottus armatus
[Pacific staghorn sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific.
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Megalocottus platycephalus platycephalus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Megalocottus platycephalus platycephalus
[Belligerent sculpin]
No picture found
Asia

 
Megalocottus platycephalus taeniopterus
[Southern flathead sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Mesocottus haitej
[]

Photo by Rekdal, E.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Micrenophrys lilljeborgii (Collett, 1875)

Photo by Rekdal, E.
 
Micrenophrys lilljeborgii
[Norway bullhead]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Microcottus matuaensis
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Microcottus sellaris
[Brightbelly sculpin]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Myoxocephalus aenaeus
[Grubby]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Myoxocephalus brandtii
[]

Photo by Bursch, C.

North Pacific
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Myoxocephalus jaok (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Bursch, C.
 
Myoxocephalus jaok
[Plain sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Myoxocephalus matsubarai
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Myoxocephalus niger (Bean, 1881)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Myoxocephalus niger
[Warthead sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Myoxocephalus ochotensis
[]

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Bañón Díaz, R.
 
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus
[Longhorn sculpin]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
[Great sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Atlantic and Arctic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myoxocephalus quadricornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Myoxocephalus quadricornis
[Fourhorn sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Arctic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Myoxocephalus scorpioides (Fabricius, 1780)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Myoxocephalus scorpioides
[Arctic sculpin]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Myoxocephalus scorpius
[Shorthorn sculpin]
No picture found
Asia

 
Myoxocephalus sinensis
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

North Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myoxocephalus stelleri Tilesius, 1811

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Myoxocephalus stelleri
[Steller's sculpin]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Myoxocephalus thompsonii (Girard, 1851)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Myoxocephalus thompsonii
[Deepwater sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Myoxocephalus tuberculatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Myoxocephalus yesoensis
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Ocynectes maschalis Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Ocynectes maschalis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Ocynectes modestus
[]

Photo by Valkenier - Pope, C.

North Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Oligocottus maculosus Girard, 1856

Photo by Valkenier - Pope, C.
 
Oligocottus maculosus
[Tidepool sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Oligocottus rimensis (Greeley, 1899)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Oligocottus rimensis
[Saddleback sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Oligocottus rubellio
[Rosy sculpin]

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Oligocottus snyderi Greeley, 1898

Photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh
 
Oligocottus snyderi
[Fluffy sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Orthonopias triacis
[Snubnose sculpin]

Photo by NOAA / NMFS

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Paricelinus hopliticus Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Photo by NOAA / NMFS
 
Paricelinus hopliticus
[Thornback sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific

 
Phallocottus obtusus
[Spineless sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Phasmatocottus ctenopterygius
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Porocottus allisi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Porocottus camtschaticus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Porocottus coronatus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific.

 
Porocottus japonicus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Porocottus leptosomus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Porocottus mednius
[Pored sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Porocottus minutus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Porocottus quadrifilis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Porocottus tentaculatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Pseudoblennius argenteus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Pseudoblennius cottoides
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Pseudoblennius marmoratus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Pseudoblennius percoides
[Sunrise]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Pseudoblennius totomius
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pseudoblennius zonostigma Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Pseudoblennius zonostigma
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Radulinopsis derjavini
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Radulinopsis taranetzi
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Radulinus asprellus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Radulinus asprellus
[Slim sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Radulinus boleoides
[Darter sculpin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Radulinus vinculus
[Smoothgum sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Rastrinus scutiger (Bean, 1890)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Rastrinus scutiger
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Ricuzenius nudithorax
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Ricuzenius pinetorum Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Ricuzenius pinetorum
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL

 
Ruscarius creaseri
[Roughcheek sculpin]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm TL
Ruscarius meanyi Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Ruscarius meanyi
[Puget Sound sculpin]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm TL
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Ayres, 1854)

Photo by Love, M.
 
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
[Cabezon]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific

Sigmistes caulias Rutter, 1898

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Sigmistes caulias
[Kelp sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Sigmistes smithi
[Arched sculpin]
No picture found
North Pacific

 
Stelgistrum beringianum
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Stelgistrum concinnum
[Largeplate sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Stelgistrum stejnegeri
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Stlengis distoechus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Stlengis misakia
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Stlengis osensis
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Synchirus gilli Bean, 1890

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Synchirus gilli
[Manacled sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Taurocottus bergii
[]

Photo by Salesjö, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen, 1786)

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Taurulus bubalis
[Longspined bullhead]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL
Thyriscus anoplus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Thyriscus anoplus
[]

Photo by Islam, Md. S.

Asia
Max. Length 14 cm NG
Trachidermus fasciatus Heckel, 1837

Photo by Islam, Md. S.
 
Trachidermus fasciatus
[Roughskin sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL

 
Trichocottus brashnikovi
[Hairhead sculpin]

Photo by Pietsch, T.W.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Triglops dorothy Pietsch & Orr, 2006

Photo by Pietsch, T.W.
 
Triglops dorothy
[Dorothy's sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

North Pacific
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Triglops forficatus (Gilbert, 1896)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Triglops forficatus
[Scissortail sculpin]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Triglops jordani
[Jordan's sculpin]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 26.4 cm SL
Triglops macellus (Bean, 1884)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Triglops macellus
[Roughspine sculpin]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Triglops metopias
[Alaskan sculpin]

Photo by Svensen, R.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Triglops murrayi Günther, 1888

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Triglops murrayi
[Moustache sculpin]

Photo by Armesto, A.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm NG
Triglops nybelini Jensen, 1944

Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Triglops nybelini
[Bigeye sculpin]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Arctic
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL
Triglops pingelii Reinhardt, 1837

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Triglops pingelii
[Ribbed sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL
Triglops scepticus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Triglops scepticus
[Spectacled sculpin]
256 Species of Family Cottidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1881 Alcichthys elongatus Northwest Pacific 44 TL
1990 Andriashevicottus megacephalus Andriyashev largeheaded sculpin Northwest Pacific 23.6 TL
1984 Antipodocottus elegans Dwarf sculpin Southwest Pacific
1952 Antipodocottus galatheae Galathea sculpin Southwest Pacific.
1969 Antipodocottus megalops Southwest Pacific
1983 Antipodocottus mesembrinus Western Pacific 5.1 SL
1912 Archistes biseriatus Scaled sculpin North Pacific 17 TL
1898 Archistes plumarius Plumed sculpin Northwest Pacific 7.2 TL
1892 Argyrocottus zanderi Northwest Pacific 9 SL
1937 Artediellichthys nigripinnis Blackfin hookear sculpin Pacific Ocean 13.7 TL
1937 Artediellina antilope Northwest Pacific
1922 Artedielloides auriculatus Northwest Pacific 6 TL
1922 Artediellus aporosus Northwest Pacific
1898 Artediellus atlanticus Atlantic hookear sculpin Northwest Atlantic 15 SL
1912 Artediellus camchaticus Northwest Pacific 16.5 OT
1915 Artediellus dydymovi Northwest Pacific 8 TL
1986 Artediellus fuscimentus Northwest Pacific 6 SL
1933 Artediellus gomojunovi Western Pacific
1986 Artediellus ingens Northwest Pacific
1912 Artediellus miacanthus North Pacific
1958 Artediellus minor Northwest Pacific 4.1 SL
1994 Artediellus neyelovi Northwest Pacific 9 SL
1912 Artediellus ochotensis Northwest Pacific 9 TL
1896 Artediellus pacificus Hookhorn sculpin North Pacific 5.7 TL
1907 Artediellus scaber Hamecon Northeast Atlantic 8.4 TL
1915 Artediellus schmidti Northwest Pacific
1834 Artediellus uncinatus Arctic hookear sculpin Northwest Atlantic 10 TL
1926 Artedius corallinus Coralline sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL
1883 Artedius fenestralis Padded sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL
1896 Artedius harringtoni Scalyhead sculpin Eastern Pacific 10 TL
1854 Artedius lateralis Smoothhead sculpin North Pacific 14 TL
1856 Artedius notospilotus Bonehead sculpin Eastern Pacific 25 TL
1880 Ascelichthys rhodorus Rosylip sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1912 Asemichthys taylori Spinynose sculpin Northeast Pacific 7.6 TL
1936 Astrocottus leprops Northwest Pacific 5 SL
1942 Astrocottus matsubarae Northwest Pacific 5 SL
1958 Astrocottus oyamai Northwest Pacific 5 SL
2008 Astrocottus regulus Northwest Pacific 4.2 SL
1936 Atopocottus tribranchius Northwest Pacific 3 SL
1881 Bero elegans Northwest Pacific 20 TL
1991 Bolinia euryptera North Pacific 18.9 SL
1876 Chitonotus pugetensis Roughback sculpin Eastern Pacific 23 TL
1896 Clinocottus acuticeps Sharpnose sculpin Eastern Pacific 6.4 TL
1858 Clinocottus analis Woolly sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL
1895 Clinocottus embryum Calico sculpin Eastern Pacific 7 TL
1858 Clinocottus globiceps Mosshead sculpin Eastern Pacific 19 TL
1899 Clinocottus recalvus Bald sculpin Eastern Pacific 13 TL
1904 Cottiusculus gonez Northwest Pacific 10 SL
2009 Cottiusculus nihonkaiensis Northwestern Pacific 7.8 SL
1904 Cottiusculus schmidti Northwest Pacific 10 TL
1896 Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin North America 17 TL
1899 Cottus altaicus Asia 8.1 TL
1904 Cottus amblystomopsis Sakhalin sculpin Asia 20.8 TL
1836 Cottus asper Prickly sculpin North America 30 TL
1908 Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin North America 9.6 TL
2005 Cottus aturi Chabot du Béarn Europe 10 SL
1961 Cottus baileyi Black sculpin North America 8.4 TL
1850 Cottus bairdii Mottled sculpin North America 15 TL
1891 Cottus beldingii Paiute sculpin North America 13 TL
1881 Cottus bendirei North America
2000 Cottus caeruleomentum Blue Ridge sculpin North America 6.3 SL
1861 Cottus carolinae Banded sculpin North America 18 TL
2007 Cottus chattahoochee North America 8.5 SL
1836 Cottus cognatus Slimy sculpin North America 12.1 TL
1963 Cottus confusus Shorthead sculpin North America 15 TL
1913 Cottus czerskii Cherskii's sculpin Asia 19.5 TL
2005 Cottus duranii Chabot d'Auvergne Europe 10 SL
2006 Cottus dzungaricus Asia 11.4 TL
1963 Cottus echinatus Utah Lake sculpin North America 9.2 SL
1963 Cottus extensus Bear Lake sculpin North America 13 TL
1961 Cottus girardi Potomac sculpin North America 14 TL
1758 Cottus gobio Bullhead Europe 18 TL
1898 Cottus greenei Shoshone sculpin North America 9 TL
1854 Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin North America 11 TL
1986 Cottus haemusi Europe 10 SL
1930 Cottus hangiongensis Asia 15 SL
1964 Cottus hispaniolensis Chabot des Pyrénées Europe 10.5 SL
1949 Cottus hubbsi North America 11.2 SL
1985 Cottus hypselurus Ozark sculpin North America 14 TL
2010 Cottus immaculatus Knobfin sculpin North America 9 SL
2005 Cottus kanawhae North America 11 SL
1904 Cottus kazika Fourspine sculpin Asia 30 SL
1898 Cottus klamathensis Marbled sculpin North America 9 TL
2012 Cottus kolymensis Asia 9.9 SL
2005 Cottus koreanus Asia 8.2 TL
1907 Cottus koshewnikowi Europe 8.1 SL
1903 Cottus kuznetzovi Asia 9.1 TL
1894 Cottus leiopomus Wood River sculpin North America 11 TL
1881 Cottus marginatus Margined sculpin North America 13 TL
2005 Cottus metae Europe 9.7 SL
1837 Cottus microstomus Europe 10.1 SL
1933 Cottus nasalis Tubenose sculpin Asia 6.9 TL
1911 Cottus nozawae Asia 15 SL
2000 Cottus paulus Pygmy sculpin North America 4.5 TL
2005 Cottus perifretum Chabot fluviatile Europe 10 SL
1894 Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin North America 10 TL
1964 Cottus petiti Chabot du Lez Europe 6.4 SL
1963 Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin North America 13 TL
1837 Cottus poecilopus Alpine bullhead Europe and Asia 15 SL
1873 Cottus pollux Japanese fluvial sculpin Asia 15 SL
1898 Cottus princeps Klamath Lake sculpin North America 7 TL
1879 Cottus reinii Asia 12 SL
2005 Cottus rhenanus Chabot de Rhénanie Europe 10 SL
1882 Cottus rhotheus Torrent sculpin North America 15.5 TL
1876 Cottus ricei Spoonhead sculpin North America 13.4 TL
2005 Cottus rondeleti Chabot de l'Hérault Europe 8 SL
2009 Cottus sabaudicus Europe
2005 Cottus scaturigo Europe 6.0 SL
2014 Cottus schitsuumsh North America 9.9 SL
1889 Cottus sibiricus Siberian sculpin Asia 15 TL
2013 Cottus specus Grotto sculpin North America 10.3 SL
1872 Cottus spinulosus Turkestan sculpin Asia 10.3 TL
1869 Cottus szanaga Asia 8.2 SL
2007 Cottus tallapoosae North America 7.7 SL
1898 Cottus tenuis Slender sculpin North America 9 TL
2005 Cottus transsilvaniae Europe 9.7 SL
1933 Cottus volki Asia 13 SL
1904 Daruma sagamia Northwest Pacific 3 SL
1854 Enophrys bison Buffalo sculpin Eastern Pacific 37 TL
1787 Enophrys diceraus Antlered sculpin North Pacific 32 TL
1898 Enophrys lucasi Leister sculpin North Pacific 20 TL
1914 Enophrys taurina Bull sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL
1904 Furcina ishikawae Ishikawa's sculpin Northwest Pacific 8 SL
1904 Furcina osimae Northwest Pacific 8 SL
1912 Gymnocanthus detrisus North Pacific 29 SL
1881 Gymnocanthus galeatus Armorhead sculpin North Pacific 36 TL
1904 Gymnocanthus herzensteini Northwest Pacific 42 TL
1843 Gymnocanthus intermedius Northwest Pacific 23 TL
1814 Gymnocanthus pistilliger Threaded sculpin North Pacific 28 TL
1830 Gymnocanthus tricuspis Arctic staghorn sculpin Arctic, Northwest to Nort 30 TL
1949 Gymnocanthus vandesandei Eastern Central Atlantic
1904 Hemilepidotus gilberti Gilbert's Irish Lord North Pacific 36 SL
1811 Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus Red Irish lord North Pacific 51 TL
1881 Hemilepidotus jordani Yellow Irish lord North Pacific 41 TL
1880 Hemilepidotus papilio Butterfly sculpin Arctic 30 SL
1854 Hemilepidotus spinosus Brown Irish lord Eastern Pacific 29 TL
1912 Hemilepidotus zapus Longfin Irish lord North Pacific 26 TL
1896 Icelinus borealis Northern sculpin Eastern Pacific 10.2 SL
1907 Icelinus burchami Dusky sculpin Eastern Pacific 13 TL
1890 Icelinus cavifrons Pit-head sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 TL
1890 Icelinus filamentosus Threadfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 27 TL
1890 Icelinus fimbriatus Fringed sculpin Eastern Pacific 19 TL
1980 Icelinus japonicus Northwest Pacific
2004 Icelinus limbaughi Canyon sculpin Eastern Pacific 8.2 SL
1890 Icelinus oculatus Frogmouth sculpin Eastern Pacific 18 TL
2001 Icelinus pietschi Northwest Pacific 4.2 SL
1880 Icelinus quadriseriatus Yellowchin sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 TL
1890 Icelinus tenuis Spotfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL
1916 Icelus armatus Northwest Pacific
1840 Icelus bicornis Twohorn sculpin Western Atlantic 15.7 SL
1896 Icelus canaliculatus Blacknose sculpin North Pacific 21.1 TL
1910 Icelus cataphractus Northwest Pacific 30 TL
1996 Icelus ecornis Northwest Pacific 9.2 SL
1890 Icelus euryops North Pacific 15 TL
1936 Icelus gilberti Northwest Pacific 11 TL
1983 Icelus mandibularis Northwest Pacific
1927 Icelus ochotensis Northwest Pacific
1936 Icelus perminovi Scaly-belly sculpin Northwest Pacific 15.6 TL
1936 Icelus rastrinoides Northwest Pacific 12 TL
2006 Icelus sekii Northwest Pacific 5.3 SL
1912 Icelus spatula Spatulate sculpin Arctic to Northwest Atlan 21 TL
1896 Icelus spiniger Thorny sculpin North Pacific 24 TL
1937 Icelus stenosomus Northwest Pacific. 12.4 SL
1951 Icelus toyamensis Northwest Pacific 13 SL
1912 Icelus uncinalis Northeast Pacific 16 TL
1895 Jordania zonope Longfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1856 Leiocottus hirundo Lavender sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL
1992 Lepidobero sinensis Asia
1854 Leptocottus armatus Pacific staghorn sculpin Eastern Pacific 46 TL
1814 Megalocottus platycephalus platycephalus Belligerent sculpin North Pacific. 42 TL
1868 Megalocottus platycephalus taeniopterus Southern flathead sculpin Asia
1869 Mesocottus haitej Asia 20 TL
1875 Micrenophrys lilljeborgii Norway bullhead Northeast Atlantic 7.4 SL
2003 Microcottus matuaensis Northwest Pacific 8.1 SL
1896 Microcottus sellaris Brightbelly sculpin North Pacific 13 TL
1814 Myoxocephalus aenaeus Grubby Northwest Atlantic 18 TL
1867 Myoxocephalus brandtii Northwest Pacific 42 TL
1829 Myoxocephalus jaok Plain sculpin North Pacific 74 TL
1958 Myoxocephalus matsubarai Northwest Pacific 24 SL
1881 Myoxocephalus niger Warthead sculpin North Pacific 27 TL
1929 Myoxocephalus ochotensis Northwest Pacific
1814 Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus Longhorn sculpin Northwest Atlantic 46 TL
1814 Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus Great sculpin North Pacific 80 TL
1758 Myoxocephalus quadricornis Fourhorn sculpin Atlantic and Arctic 60 TL
1780 Myoxocephalus scorpioides Arctic sculpin Arctic 22 TL
1758 Myoxocephalus scorpius Shorthorn sculpin Eastern Atlantic 60 TL
1873 Myoxocephalus sinensis Asia
1811 Myoxocephalus stelleri Steller's sculpin North Pacific 60 TL
1851 Myoxocephalus thompsonii Deepwater sculpin North America 23 TL
1922 Myoxocephalus tuberculatus Northwest Pacific
1911 Myoxocephalus yesoensis Northwest Pacific
1904 Ocynectes maschalis Northwest Pacific 10 SL
1911 Ocynectes modestus Northwest Pacific 7 SL
1856 Oligocottus maculosus Tidepool sculpin North Pacific 8.9 TL
1899 Oligocottus rimensis Saddleback sculpin Eastern Pacific 6.4 TL
1899 Oligocottus rubellio Rosy sculpin Eastern Pacific 10 TL
1898 Oligocottus snyderi Fluffy sculpin Eastern Pacific 8.9 TL
1911 Orthonopias triacis Snubnose sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL
1889 Paricelinus hopliticus Thornback sculpin Eastern Pacific 20 TL
1938 Phallocottus obtusus Spineless sculpin Eastern Pacific
1936 Phasmatocottus ctenopterygius Northwest Pacific 3.8 SL
1904 Porocottus allisi Northwest Pacific 7 SL
1916 Porocottus camtschaticus Northwest Pacific
1992 Porocottus coronatus Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL
1935 Porocottus japonicus North Pacific.
2002 Porocottus leptosomus Northwest Pacific 4.6 SL
1898 Porocottus mednius Pored sculpin North Pacific 7 TL
1814 Porocottus minutus Northwest Pacific
1859 Porocottus quadrifilis North Pacific
1868 Porocottus tentaculatus Northwest Pacific 8 TL
1887 Pseudoblennius argenteus Northwest Pacific 7 SL
1848 Pseudoblennius cottoides Northwest Pacific 13 SL
1884 Pseudoblennius marmoratus Northwest Pacific 11 SL
1861 Pseudoblennius percoides Sunrise Northwest Pacific 18 SL
1904 Pseudoblennius totomius Northwest Pacific 5.7 SL
1904 Pseudoblennius zonostigma Northwest Pacific 12 SL
1930 Radulinopsis derjavini Northwest Pacific 7 TL
2001 Radulinopsis taranetzi Northwest Pacific 5.9 SL
1890 Radulinus asprellus Slim sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1898 Radulinus boleoides Darter sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL
1950 Radulinus vinculus Smoothgum sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 TL
1890 Rastrinus scutiger Northeast Pacific 16 TL
1936 Ricuzenius nudithorax Northwest Pacific
1904 Ricuzenius pinetorum Northwest Pacific 6 SL
1926 Ruscarius creaseri Roughcheek sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 TL
1895 Ruscarius meanyi Puget Sound sculpin Eastern Pacific 5.9 TL
1854 Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Cabezon Eastern Pacific 99 TL
1898 Sigmistes caulias Kelp sculpin North Pacific
1938 Sigmistes smithi Arched sculpin Northwest Pacific 4.3 SL
1912 Stelgistrum beringianum North Pacific
1935 Stelgistrum concinnum Largeplate sculpin Pacific Ocean 5.1 SL
1898 Stelgistrum stejnegeri Northwest Pacific 9 TL
1936 Stlengis distoechus Northwest Pacific
1904 Stlengis misakia Northwest Pacific 8 SL
1904 Stlengis osensis Northwest Pacific 4 SL
1890 Synchirus gilli Manacled sculpin Eastern Pacific 7 TL
1915 Taurocottus bergii Northwest Pacific 20 SL
1786 Taurulus bubalis Longspined bullhead Eastern Atlantic 25 SL
1912 Thyriscus anoplus North Pacific 14.5 TL
1837 Trachidermus fasciatus Roughskin sculpin Asia 14 NG
1915 Trichocottus brashnikovi Hairhead sculpin Northwest Pacific 22.5 TL
2006 Triglops dorothy Dorothy's sculpin Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL
1896 Triglops forficatus Scissortail sculpin North Pacific 27.5 SL
1904 Triglops jordani Jordan's sculpin Northwest Pacific 16.8 SL
1884 Triglops macellus Roughspine sculpin Eastern Pacific 26.4 SL
1912 Triglops metopias Alaskan sculpin North Pacific 16.7 SL
1888 Triglops murrayi Moustache sculpin North Atlantic 20 SL
1944 Triglops nybelini Bigeye sculpin North Atlantic 20 NG
1837 Triglops pingelii Ribbed sculpin Arctic 20.2 SL
1896 Triglops scepticus Spectacled sculpin North Pacific 30.8 SL



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