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Family: Cottidae Sculpins



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alcichthys elongatus Northwest Pacific 44 TL 1881
Andriashevicottus megacephalus Andriyashev largeheaded sculpin Northwest Pacific 23.6 TL 1990
Antipodocottus elegans Dwarf sculpin Southwest Pacific 1984
Antipodocottus galatheae Galathea sculpin Southwest Pacific. 1952
Antipodocottus megalops Southwest Pacific 1969
Antipodocottus mesembrinus Western Pacific 5.1 SL 1983
Archistes biseriatus Scaled sculpin North Pacific 17 TL 1912
Archistes plumarius Plumed sculpin Northwest Pacific 7.2 TL 1898
Argyrocottus zanderi Northwest Pacific 9 SL 1892
Artediellichthys nigripinnis Blackfin hookear sculpin Pacific Ocean 13.7 TL 1937
Artediellina antilope Northwest Pacific 1937
Artedielloides auriculatus Northwest Pacific 6 TL 1922
Artediellus aporosus Northwest Pacific 1922
Artediellus atlanticus Atlantic hookear sculpin Northwest Atlantic 15 SL 1898
Artediellus camchaticus Northwest Pacific 16.5 OT 1912
Artediellus dydymovi Northwest Pacific 8 TL 1915
Artediellus fuscimentus Northwest Pacific 6 SL 1986
Artediellus gomojunovi Western Pacific 1933
Artediellus ingens Northwest Pacific 1986
Artediellus miacanthus North Pacific 1912
Artediellus minor Northwest Pacific 4.1 SL 1958
Artediellus neyelovi Northwest Pacific 9 SL 1994
Artediellus ochotensis Northwest Pacific 9 TL 1912
Artediellus pacificus Hookhorn sculpin North Pacific 5.7 TL 1896
Artediellus scaber Hamecon Northeast Atlantic 8.4 TL 1907
Artediellus schmidti Northwest Pacific 1915
Artediellus uncinatus Arctic hookear sculpin Northwest Atlantic 10 TL 1834
Artedius corallinus Coralline sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL 1926
Artedius fenestralis Padded sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL 1883
Artedius harringtoni Scalyhead sculpin Eastern Pacific 10 TL 1896
Artedius lateralis Smoothhead sculpin North Pacific 14 TL 1854
Artedius notospilotus Bonehead sculpin Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1856
Ascelichthys rhodorus Rosylip sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1880
Asemichthys taylori Spinynose sculpin Northeast Pacific 7.6 TL 1912
Astrocottus leprops Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1936
Astrocottus matsubarae Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1942
Astrocottus oyamai Northwest Pacific 5 SL 1958
Astrocottus regulus Northwest Pacific 4.2 SL 2008
Atopocottus tribranchius Northwest Pacific 3 SL 1936
Bero elegans Northwest Pacific 20 TL 1881
Bolinia euryptera North Pacific 18.9 SL 1991
Chitonotus pugetensis Roughback sculpin Eastern Pacific 23 TL 1876
Clinocottus acuticeps Sharpnose sculpin Eastern Pacific 6.4 TL 1896
Clinocottus analis Woolly sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1858
Clinocottus embryum Calico sculpin Eastern Pacific 7 TL 1895
Clinocottus globiceps Mosshead sculpin Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1858
Clinocottus recalvus Bald sculpin Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1899
Cottiusculus gonez Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1904
Cottiusculus nihonkaiensis Northwestern Pacific 7.8 SL 2009
Cottiusculus schmidti Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1904
Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin North America 17 TL 1896
Cottus altaicus Asia 8.1 TL 1899
Cottus amblystomopsis Sakhalin sculpin Asia 20.8 TL 1904
Cottus asper Prickly sculpin North America 30 TL 1836
Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin North America 9.6 TL 1908
Cottus aturi Chabot du Béarn Europe 10 SL 2005
Cottus baileyi Black sculpin North America 8.4 TL 1961
Cottus bairdii Mottled sculpin North America 15 TL 1850
Cottus beldingii Paiute sculpin North America 13 TL 1891
Cottus bendirei North America 1881
Cottus caeruleomentum Blue Ridge sculpin North America 6.3 SL 2000
Cottus carolinae Banded sculpin North America 18 TL 1861
Cottus chattahoochee North America 8.5 SL 2007
Cottus cognatus Slimy sculpin North America 12.1 TL 1836
Cottus confusus Shorthead sculpin North America 15 TL 1963
Cottus czerskii Cherskii's sculpin Asia 19.5 TL 1913
Cottus duranii Chabot d'Auvergne Europe 10 SL 2005
Cottus dzungaricus Asia 11.4 TL 2006
Cottus echinatus Utah Lake sculpin North America 9.2 SL 1963
Cottus extensus Bear Lake sculpin North America 13 TL 1963
Cottus girardi Potomac sculpin North America 14 TL 1961
Cottus gobio Bullhead Europe 18 TL 1758
Cottus gratzianowi Europe 6.3 SL 2015
Cottus greenei Shoshone sculpin North America 9 TL 1898
Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin North America 11 TL 1854
Cottus haemusi Europe 10 SL 1986
Cottus hangiongensis Asia 15 SL 1930
Cottus hispaniolensis Chabot des Pyrénées Europe 10.5 SL 1964
Cottus hubbsi North America 11.2 SL 1949
Cottus hypselurus Ozark sculpin North America 14 TL 1985
Cottus immaculatus Knobfin sculpin North America 9 SL 2010
Cottus kanawhae North America 11 SL 2005
Cottus kazika Fourspine sculpin Asia 30 SL 1904
Cottus klamathensis Marbled sculpin North America 9 TL 1898
Cottus kolymensis Asia 9.9 SL 2012
Cottus koreanus Asia 8.2 TL 2005
Cottus koshewnikowi Europe 10 SL 1907
Cottus kuznetzovi Asia 9.1 TL 1903
Cottus leiopomus Wood River sculpin North America 11 TL 1894
Cottus marginatus Margined sculpin North America 13 TL 1881
Cottus metae Europe 9.7 SL 2005
Cottus microstomus Europe 10.1 SL 1837
Cottus nasalis Tubenose sculpin Asia 6.9 TL 1933
Cottus nozawae Asia 15 SL 1911
Cottus paulus Pygmy sculpin North America 4.5 TL 2000
Cottus perifretum Chabot fluviatile Europe 13.4 TL 2005
Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin North America 10 TL 1894
Cottus petiti Chabot du Lez Europe 6.4 SL 1964
Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin North America 13 TL 1963
Cottus poecilopus Alpine bullhead Europe and Asia 15 SL 1837
Cottus pollux Japanese fluvial sculpin Asia 15 SL 1873
Cottus princeps Klamath Lake sculpin North America 7 TL 1898
Cottus reinii Asia 12 SL 1879
Cottus rhenanus Chabot de Rhénanie Europe 10 SL 2005
Cottus rhotheus Torrent sculpin North America 15.5 TL 1882
Cottus ricei Spoonhead sculpin North America 13.4 TL 1876
Cottus rondeleti Chabot de l'Hérault Europe 8 SL 2005
Cottus sabaudicus Europe 2009
Cottus scaturigo Europe 6.0 SL 2005
Cottus schitsuumsh North America 9.9 SL 2014
Cottus sibiricus Siberian sculpin Asia 15 TL 1889
Cottus specus Grotto sculpin North America 10.3 SL 2013
Cottus spinulosus Turkestan sculpin Asia 10.3 TL 1872
Cottus szanaga Asia 8.2 SL 1869
Cottus tallapoosae North America 7.7 SL 2007
Cottus tenuis Slender sculpin North America 9 TL 1898
Cottus transsilvaniae Europe 9.7 SL 2005
Cottus volki Asia 13 SL 1933
Daruma sagamia Northwest Pacific 3 SL 1904
Enophrys bison Buffalo sculpin Eastern Pacific 37 TL 1854
Enophrys diceraus Antlered sculpin North Pacific 32 TL 1787
Enophrys lucasi Leister sculpin North Pacific 20 TL 1898
Enophrys taurina Bull sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 17 TL 1914
Furcina ishikawae Ishikawa's sculpin Northwest Pacific 8 SL 1904
Furcina osimae Northwest Pacific 8 SL 1904
Gymnocanthus detrisus North Pacific 29 SL 1912
Gymnocanthus galeatus Armorhead sculpin North Pacific 36 TL 1881
Gymnocanthus herzensteini Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1904
Gymnocanthus intermedius Northwest Pacific 28.6 TL 1843
Gymnocanthus pistilliger Threaded sculpin North Pacific 28 TL 1814
Gymnocanthus tricuspis Arctic staghorn sculpin Arctic, Northwest to Nort 30 TL 1830
Gymnocanthus vandesandei Eastern Central Atlantic 1949
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
Icelinus borealis Northern sculpin Eastern Pacific 10.2 SL 1896
Icelinus burchami Dusky sculpin Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1907
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 1890
Icelinus japonicus Northwest Pacific 1980
Icelinus limbaughi Canyon sculpin Eastern Pacific 8.2 SL 2004
Icelinus oculatus Frogmouth sculpin Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1890
Icelinus pietschi Northwest Pacific 4.2 SL 2001
Icelinus quadriseriatus Yellowchin sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 8.9 TL 1880
Icelinus tenuis Spotfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL 1890
Icelus armatus Northwest Pacific 1916
Icelus bicornis Twohorn sculpin Western Atlantic 15.7 SL 1840
Icelus canaliculatus Blacknose sculpin North Pacific 21.1 TL 1896
Icelus cataphractus Northwest Pacific 30 TL 1910
Icelus ecornis Northwest Pacific 9.2 SL 1996
Icelus euryops North Pacific 15 TL 1890
Icelus gilberti Northwest Pacific 11 TL 1936
Icelus mandibularis Northwest Pacific 1983
Icelus ochotensis Northwest Pacific 1927
Icelus perminovi Scaly-belly sculpin Northwest Pacific 15.6 TL 1936
Icelus rastrinoides Northwest Pacific 12 TL 1936
Icelus sekii Northwest Pacific 5.3 SL 2006
Icelus spatula Spatulate sculpin Arctic to Northwest Atlan 21 TL 1912
Icelus spiniger Thorny sculpin North Pacific 24 TL 1896
Icelus stenosomus Northwest Pacific. 12.4 SL 1937
Icelus toyamensis Northwest Pacific 13 SL 1951
Icelus uncinalis Northeast Pacific 16 TL 1912
Jordania zonope Longfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1895
Leiocottus hirundo Lavender sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 25 TL 1856
Lepidobero sinensis Asia 1992
Leptocottus armatus Pacific staghorn sculpin Eastern Pacific 46 TL 1854
Megalocottus platycephalus Belligerent sculpin North Pacific. 42 TL 1814
Megalocottus taeniopterus Southern flathead sculpin Asia 1868
Mesocottus haitej Asia 20 TL 1869
Micrenophrys lilljeborgii Norway bullhead Northeast Atlantic 7.4 SL 1875
Microcottus matuaensis Northwest Pacific 8.1 SL 2003
Microcottus sellaris Brightbelly sculpin North Pacific 13 TL 1896
Myoxocephalus aenaeus Grubby Northwest Atlantic 18 TL 1814
Myoxocephalus brandtii Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1867
Myoxocephalus jaok Plain sculpin North Pacific 74 TL 1829
Myoxocephalus matsubarai Northwest Pacific 24 SL 1958
Myoxocephalus niger Warthead sculpin North Pacific 27 TL 1881
Myoxocephalus ochotensis Northwest Pacific 1929
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus Longhorn sculpin Northwest Atlantic 46 TL 1814
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus Great sculpin North Pacific 80 TL 1814
Myoxocephalus quadricornis Fourhorn sculpin Atlantic and Arctic 60 TL 1758
Myoxocephalus scorpioides Arctic sculpin Arctic 22 TL 1780
Myoxocephalus scorpius Shorthorn sculpin Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Myoxocephalus sinensis Asia 1873
Myoxocephalus stelleri Steller's sculpin North Pacific 62 FL 1811
Myoxocephalus thompsonii Deepwater sculpin North America 23 TL 1851
Myoxocephalus tuberculatus Northwest Pacific 1922
Myoxocephalus yesoensis Northwest Pacific 1911
Ocynectes maschalis Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1904
Ocynectes modestus Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1911
Oligocottus maculosus Tidepool sculpin North Pacific 8.9 TL 1856
Oligocottus rimensis Saddleback sculpin Eastern Pacific 6.4 TL 1899
Oligocottus rubellio Rosy sculpin Eastern Pacific 10 TL 1899
Oligocottus snyderi Fluffy sculpin Eastern Pacific 8.9 TL 1898
Orthonopias triacis Snubnose sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1911
Paricelinus hopliticus Thornback sculpin Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1889
Phallocottus obtusus Spineless sculpin Eastern Pacific 1938
Phasmatocottus ctenopterygius Northwest Pacific 3.8 SL 1936
Porocottus allisi Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1904
Porocottus camtschaticus Northwest Pacific 1916
Porocottus coronatus Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 1992
Porocottus japonicus North Pacific. 1935
Porocottus leptosomus Northwest Pacific 4.6 SL 2002
Porocottus mednius Pored sculpin North Pacific 7 TL 1898
Porocottus minutus Northwest Pacific 1814
Porocottus quadrifilis North Pacific 1859
Porocottus tentaculatus Northwest Pacific 8 TL 1868
Pseudoblennius argenteus Northwest Pacific 7 SL 1887
Pseudoblennius cottoides Northwest Pacific 13 SL 1848
Pseudoblennius marmoratus Northwest Pacific 11 SL 1884
Pseudoblennius percoides Sunrise Northwest Pacific 18 SL 1861
Pseudoblennius totomius Northwest Pacific 5.7 SL 1904
Pseudoblennius zonostigma Northwest Pacific 12 SL 1904
Radulinopsis derjavini Northwest Pacific 7 TL 1930
Radulinopsis taranetzi Northwest Pacific 5.9 SL 2001
Radulinus asprellus Slim sculpin Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1890
Radulinus boleoides Darter sculpin Eastern Pacific 14 TL 1898
Radulinus vinculus Smoothgum sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 6.4 TL 1950
Rastrinus scutiger Northeast Pacific 16 TL 1890
Ricuzenius nudithorax Northwest Pacific 1936
Ricuzenius pinetorum Northwest Pacific 6 SL 1904
Ruscarius creaseri Roughcheek sculpin Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 TL 1926
Ruscarius meanyi Puget Sound sculpin Eastern Pacific 5.9 TL 1895
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Cabezon Eastern Pacific 99 TL 1854
Sigmistes caulias Kelp sculpin North Pacific 1898
Sigmistes smithi Arched sculpin Northwest Pacific 4.3 SL 1938
Stelgistrum beringianum North Pacific 1912
Stelgistrum concinnum Largeplate sculpin Pacific Ocean 5.1 SL 1935
Stelgistrum stejnegeri Northwest Pacific 9 TL 1898
Stlengis distoechus Northwest Pacific 1936
Stlengis misakia Northwest Pacific 8 SL 1904
Stlengis osensis Northwest Pacific 4 SL 1904
Synchirus gilli Manacled sculpin Eastern Pacific 7 TL 1890
Taurocottus bergii Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1915
Taurulus bubalis Longspined bullhead Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1786
Thyriscus anoplus North Pacific 14.5 TL 1912
Trachidermus fasciatus Roughskin sculpin Asia 14 NG 1837
Trichocottus brashnikovi Hairhead sculpin Northwest Pacific 22.5 TL 1915
Triglops dorothy Dorothy's sculpin Northwest Pacific 15.5 SL 2006
Triglops forficatus Scissortail sculpin North Pacific 28 FL 1896
Triglops jordani Jordan's sculpin Northwest Pacific 16.8 SL 1904
Triglops macellus Roughspine sculpin Eastern Pacific 26.4 SL 1884
Triglops metopias Alaskan sculpin North Pacific 16.7 SL 1912
Triglops murrayi Moustache sculpin North Atlantic 20 SL 1888
Triglops nybelini Bigeye sculpin North Atlantic 20 NG 1944
Triglops pingelii Ribbed sculpin Arctic 20.2 SL 1837



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