Cottidae

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Family: Cottidae

Group: Fish, Species

Scientific NameCommon NameSummary
Artediellus pacificushookhorn sculpinExpected in the northern part of the region.
Artedius fenestralispadded sculpinThroughout the region in intertidal and shallow waters.
Artedius harringtoniscalyhead sculpinPresent throughout the region from tidepools to 21 meters deep.
Artedius lateralissmoothhhead sculpinPresent throughout the region in tidepools and intertidal down to 14 meters.
Ascelichthys rhodorusrosylip sculpinFrom Sitka south.
Chitonotus pugetensisroughback sculpinReported from just south of the border, but not yet known from Alaska.
Clinocottus acuticepssharpnose sculpinExpected throughout the region in intertidal to waters of 20m.
Clinocottus embryumcalico sculpinFound throughout the region most often in the middle intertidal zone.
Clinocottus globicepsmosshead sculpinFound from the Sitka area south.
Cottus aleuticuscoastrange sculpinExpected throughout the region in fresh water as well as estuaries and nearshore marine waters.
Cottus cognatusslimy sculpinExpected on the northern mainland.
Cotus asperprickly sculpinExpected throughout the region in fresh water as well as estuaries and nearshore marine waters.
Enophrys bisonbuffalo sculpinFound in shallow waters throughout the region.
Enophrys dicerausantlered sculpinFound throughout the region.
Enophrys lucasileister sculpinFound in shallow waters throughout the region.
Gymnocanthus galeatusarmorhead sculpinFound throughout the region.
Gymnocanthus pistilligerthreaded sculpinExpected from Stephens Passage north.
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotusred Irish lordFound throughout the region.
Hemilepidotus jordaniyellow irish lordFound in the northern half of the region.
Hemilepidotus spinosusbrown Irish lordOnly a few collections from Southeast Alaska.
Icelinus borealisnorthern sculpinFound throughout the region.
Icelinus burchamidusky sculpinCollected from Behm Canal.
Icelinus tenuisspotfin sculpinKnown from as far north as Behm Canal.
Icelius filamentosusthreadfin sculpinDocumented from Petersburg area.
Icelus spatulaspatulate sculpinExpected from Glacier Bay (where it has been found) north.
Icelus spinigerthorny sculpinFound throughout much of the region.
Jordania zonopelongfin sculpinFrom Baranof Island south.
Leptocottus armatusPacific staghorn sculpinFound throughout the region.
Myoxocephalus jaokplain sculpinReported from Limestone Inlet.
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalusgreat sculpinReported throughout the region.
Myoxocephalus scorpiusshorthorn sculpinFound throughout the region.
Myoxocephalus stellerifrog sculpinOnly a couple of records from the region.
Oligocottus maculosustidepool sculpinFound throughout the region in tidepools and along the shoreline.
Oligocottus rimensissaddleback sculpinExpected in the southern half of the region in tidepools and shallow areas near shoreline.
Oligocottus snyderifluffy sculpinA few reports from as far north as Sitka.
Paricelinus hopliticusthronback sculpinNot reported from the region, but has been found a little ways south and may occur in Southeast Alaska.
Porocottus medniusAleutian fringed sculpinReported from Fredrick Sound.
Radulinus asprellusslim sculpinFound throughout the region.
Radulinus boleoidesdarter sculpinNot reported from the region, but has been found just south of the border, as well as near Kodiak Island.
Radulinus taylorispinynose sculpinCollected from near the southern border.
Ruscarius meanyiPuget Sound sculpinKnown from as far north as Fillmore Island in the far southern part of the region.
Scorpaenichthys marmoratuscabezonSeveral reports from the region.
Synchirus gillimanacled sculpinFound throughout the region, mainly intertidal
Trigloops forficatusscissortail sculpinA collection from False Point Retreat is well east of the primary range for this species.
Triglops macellusroughspine sculpinThroughout the region.
Triglops metopiashighbrow sculpinRecorded from Auke Bay.
Triglops pingeliiribbed sculpinFound throughout the region.
Triglops scepticusspectacled sculpinTwo records from the region are well east of the currently expected typical range for this species.