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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae Sculpins

Genus: Cottus

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68 species (see list below)

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Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Cottus aleuticus Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Cottus aleuticus
[Coastrange sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm TL

 
Cottus altaicus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL

 
Cottus amblystomopsis
[Sakhalin sculpin]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cottus asper Richardson, 1836

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus asper
[Prickly sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Cottus asperrimus
[Rough sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus aturi
[Chabot du Béarn]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Cottus baileyi Robins, 1961

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus baileyi
[Black sculpin]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cottus bairdii Girard, 1850

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus bairdii
[Mottled sculpin]

Photo by Ribeiro, F.

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Cottus beldingii Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1891

Photo by Ribeiro, F.
 
Cottus beldingii
[Paiute sculpin]
No picture found
North America

 
Cottus bendirei
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

North America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Cottus caeruleomentum Kinziger, Raesly & Neely, 2000

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Cottus caeruleomentum
[Blue Ridge sculpin]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Cottus carolinae (Gill, 1861)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus carolinae
[Banded sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cottus chattahoochee
[]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

North America
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Cottus cognatus Richardson, 1836

Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Cottus cognatus
[Slimy sculpin]

Photo by Eakins, R.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Cottus confusus Bailey & Bond, 1963

Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Cottus confusus
[Shorthead sculpin]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Cottus czerskii Berg, 1913

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Cottus czerskii
[Cherskii's sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus duranii
[Chabot d'Auvergne]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL

 
Cottus dzungaricus
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Cottus echinatus
[Utah Lake sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus extensus
[Bear Lake sculpin]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cottus girardi Robins, 1961

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Cottus girardi
[Potomac sculpin]

Photo by Kohout, J.

Europe
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Kohout, J.
 
Cottus gobio
[Bullhead]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Cottus gratzianowi
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus greenei
[Shoshone sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Cottus gulosus
[Riffle sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus haemusi
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus hangiongensis Mori, 1930

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Cottus hangiongensis
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Cottus hispaniolensis
[Chabot des Pyrénées]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Cottus hubbsi
[]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

North America
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Cottus hypselurus Robins & Robison, 1985

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Cottus hypselurus
[Ozark sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Cottus immaculatus
[Knobfin sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Cottus kanawhae
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cottus kazika Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cottus kazika
[Fourspine sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus klamathensis
[Marbled sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cottus kolymensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Cottus koreanus
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Cottus koshewnikowi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm TL

 
Cottus kuznetzovi
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Cottus leiopomus
[Wood River sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus marginatus
[Margined sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cottus metae
[]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Cottus microstomus Heckel, 1837

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus microstomus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL

 
Cottus nasalis
[Tubenose sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Cottus nozawae
[]

Photo by Burkhead, N.

North America
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Cottus paulus Williams, 2000

Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Cottus paulus
[Pygmy sculpin]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 13.4 cm TL
Cottus perifretum Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus perifretum
[Chabot fluviatile]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Cottus perplexus Gilbert & Evermann, 1894

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Cottus perplexus
[Reticulate sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Cottus petiti
[Chabot du Lez]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Cottus pitensis
[Pit sculpin]

Photo by Sediva, A.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus poecilopus Heckel, 1837

Photo by Sediva, A.
 
Cottus poecilopus
[Alpine bullhead]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Cottus pollux Günther, 1873

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cottus pollux
[Japanese fluvial sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Cottus princeps
[Klamath Lake sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Cottus reinii
[]

Photo by Freyhof, J.

Europe
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Cottus rhenanus Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005

Photo by Freyhof, J.
 
Cottus rhenanus
[Chabot de Rhénanie]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL

 
Cottus rhotheus
[Torrent sculpin]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 13.4 cm TL
Cottus ricei (Nelson, 1876)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Cottus ricei
[Spoonhead sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Cottus rondeleti
[Chabot de l'Hérault]
No picture found
Europe

 
Cottus sabaudicus
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Cottus scaturigo
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Cottus schitsuumsh
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Cottus sibiricus
[Siberian sculpin]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Cottus specus
[Grotto sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL

 
Cottus spinulosus
[Turkestan sculpin]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Cottus szanaga
[]

Photo by Drummond, J.

North America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Cottus tallapoosae Neely, Williams & Mayden, 2007

Photo by Drummond, J.
 
Cottus tallapoosae
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Cottus tenuis
[Slender sculpin]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Cottus transsilvaniae
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Cottus volki
[]
68 Species of Family Cottidae with Genus Cottus
(Sculpins)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1896 Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin North America 17 TL
1899 Cottus altaicus Asia 8.1 TL
1904 Cottus amblystomopsis Sakhalin sculpin Asia 20.8 TL
1836 Cottus asper Prickly sculpin North America 30 TL
1908 Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin North America 9.6 TL
2005 Cottus aturi Chabot du Béarn Europe 10 SL
1961 Cottus baileyi Black sculpin North America 8.4 TL
1850 Cottus bairdii Mottled sculpin North America 15 TL
1891 Cottus beldingii Paiute sculpin North America 13 TL
1881 Cottus bendirei North America
2000 Cottus caeruleomentum Blue Ridge sculpin North America 6.3 SL
1861 Cottus carolinae Banded sculpin North America 18 TL
2007 Cottus chattahoochee North America 8.5 SL
1836 Cottus cognatus Slimy sculpin North America 12.1 TL
1963 Cottus confusus Shorthead sculpin North America 15 TL
1913 Cottus czerskii Cherskii's sculpin Asia 19.5 TL
2005 Cottus duranii Chabot d'Auvergne Europe 10 SL
2006 Cottus dzungaricus Asia 11.4 TL
1963 Cottus echinatus Utah Lake sculpin North America 9.2 SL
1963 Cottus extensus Bear Lake sculpin North America 13 TL
1961 Cottus girardi Potomac sculpin North America 14 TL
1758 Cottus gobio Bullhead Europe 18 TL
2015 Cottus gratzianowi Europe 6.3 SL
1898 Cottus greenei Shoshone sculpin North America 9 TL
1854 Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin North America 11 TL
1986 Cottus haemusi Europe 10 SL
1930 Cottus hangiongensis Asia 15 SL
1964 Cottus hispaniolensis Chabot des Pyrénées Europe 10.5 SL
1949 Cottus hubbsi North America 11.2 SL
1985 Cottus hypselurus Ozark sculpin North America 14 TL
2010 Cottus immaculatus Knobfin sculpin North America 9 SL
2005 Cottus kanawhae North America 11 SL
1904 Cottus kazika Fourspine sculpin Asia 30 SL
1898 Cottus klamathensis Marbled sculpin North America 9 TL
2012 Cottus kolymensis Asia 9.9 SL
2005 Cottus koreanus Asia 8.2 TL
1907 Cottus koshewnikowi Europe 10 SL
1903 Cottus kuznetzovi Asia 9.1 TL
1894 Cottus leiopomus Wood River sculpin North America 11 TL
1881 Cottus marginatus Margined sculpin North America 13 TL
2005 Cottus metae Europe 9.7 SL
1837 Cottus microstomus Europe 10.1 SL
1933 Cottus nasalis Tubenose sculpin Asia 6.9 TL
1911 Cottus nozawae Asia 15 SL
2000 Cottus paulus Pygmy sculpin North America 4.5 TL
2005 Cottus perifretum Chabot fluviatile Europe 13.4 TL
1894 Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin North America 10 TL
1964 Cottus petiti Chabot du Lez Europe 6.4 SL
1963 Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin North America 13 TL
1837 Cottus poecilopus Alpine bullhead Europe and Asia 15 SL
1873 Cottus pollux Japanese fluvial sculpin Asia 15 SL
1898 Cottus princeps Klamath Lake sculpin North America 7 TL
1879 Cottus reinii Asia 12 SL
2005 Cottus rhenanus Chabot de Rhénanie Europe 10 SL
1882 Cottus rhotheus Torrent sculpin North America 15.5 TL
1876 Cottus ricei Spoonhead sculpin North America 13.4 TL
2005 Cottus rondeleti Chabot de l'Hérault Europe 8 SL
2009 Cottus sabaudicus Europe
2005 Cottus scaturigo Europe 6.0 SL
2014 Cottus schitsuumsh North America 9.9 SL
1889 Cottus sibiricus Siberian sculpin Asia 15 TL
2013 Cottus specus Grotto sculpin North America 10.3 SL
1872 Cottus spinulosus Turkestan sculpin Asia 10.3 TL
1869 Cottus szanaga Asia 8.2 SL
2007 Cottus tallapoosae North America 7.7 SL
1898 Cottus tenuis Slender sculpin North America 9 TL
2005 Cottus transsilvaniae Europe 9.7 SL
1933 Cottus volki Asia 13 SL



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