12571 thumb Intertidal sculpin of california

A guide to help users identify sculpin found in tidepools of California.

Small
Grunt Sculpin 1
Rhamphocottus richardsonii
Small
Padded Sculpin 2
Artedius fenestralis
Coralline Sculpin
Artedius corallinus
Small
Sharpnose Sculpin 3
Clinocottus acuticeps
Small
Rosylip Sculpin 4
Ascelichthys rhodorus
Small
Scalyhead Sculpin 5
Artedius harringtoni
Small
Woolly Sculpin 6
Clinocottus analis
Small
Smoothhead Sculpin 7
Artedius lateralis
Small
Bald Sculpin 8
Clinocottus recalvus
Small
Mosshead Sculpin 9
Clinocottus globiceps
Calico Sculpin
Clinocottus embryum
Small
Prickly Sculpin 10
Cottus asper
Small
Pacific Staghorn Sculpin 11
Leptocottus armatus
Small
Buffalo Sculpin 12
Enophrys bison
Small
Coastrange Sculpin 10
Cottus aleuticus
Small
Red Irish Lord 13
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Small
Brown Irish lord 14
Hemilepidotus spinosus
Small
Fluffy Sculpin 4
Oligocottus snyderi
Small
Saddleback Sculpin 15
Oligocottus rimensis
Small
Rosy Sculpin 16
Oligocottus rubellio
Small
Tidepool Sculpin 17
Oligocottus maculosus
Small
Snubnose Sculpin 18
Orthonopias triacis
Small
Cabezon 19
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus
Small
Sailfin Sculpin 20
Nautichthys oculofasciatus

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