Post date: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 14:20
Updated date: 4/11/14
Prickly Sculpin, Cottus asper

 

The prickly sculpin is found on the Pacific Slopes of the Rocky Mountains and westward to the coast. The body skin of this fish is indeed prickly. Apparently it can grow up to 30 cm long, which would make it pretty close to a pound - but I'll believe it when I see it. This fish occurs all the way from Alaska to Southern California, so I'm sure it is caught fairly regularly by fishermen. If you have ever caught a prickly sculpin over a pound in weight, please send us a photo!


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