Sculpins are small fish of the family Cottidae (order Scorpaeniformes).

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Sculpins are elongated, tapered fish, usually with wide, heavy heads. The gill covers have one or more spines, the pectoral fins are large and fan like, and the skin is either naked or provided with small spines.


DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT: Marine tidepools, California coast.



California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium Tidepool 2016