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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae Sculpins

Genus: Hemilepidotus

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North Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Hemilepidotus gilberti Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Myoung, J.-G.
 
Hemilepidotus gilberti
[Gilbert's Irish Lord]



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

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



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

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



Arctic
Max. Length 45 cm FL
Hemilepidotus papilio (Bean, 1880)

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



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

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



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

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



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hemilepidotus gilberti Gilbert's Irish Lord North Pacific 36 SL 1904
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus Red Irish lord North Pacific 51 TL 1811
Hemilepidotus jordani Yellow Irish lord North Pacific 41 TL 1881
Hemilepidotus papilio Butterfly sculpin Arctic 45 FL 1880
Hemilepidotus spinosus Brown Irish lord Eastern Pacific 29 TL 1854
Hemilepidotus zapus Longfin Irish lord North Pacific 26 TL 1912



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