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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae Sculpins

Genus: Gymnocanthus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnocanthus detrisus North Pacific 29 SL 1912
Gymnocanthus galeatus Armorhead sculpin North Pacific 36 TL 1881
Gymnocanthus herzensteini Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1904
Gymnocanthus intermedius Northwest Pacific 23 TL 1843
Gymnocanthus pistilliger Threaded sculpin North Pacific 28 TL 1814
Gymnocanthus tricuspis Arctic staghorn sculpin Arctic, Northwest to Nort 30 TL 1830
Gymnocanthus vandesandei Eastern Central Atlantic 1949



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