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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Psychrolutidae Fatheads

Genus: Psychrolutes

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35.8 cm SL
Psychrolutes inermis (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Psychrolutes inermis
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Psychrolutes macrocephalus (Gilchrist, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Psychrolutes macrocephalus
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Psychrolutes marcidus (McCulloch, 1926)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Psychrolutes marcidus
[Smooth-head blobfish]



Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 31.9 cm SL
Psychrolutes marmoratus (Gill, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Psychrolutes marmoratus
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Psychrolutes microporos
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Psychrolutes occidentalis
[Western Australian sculpin]



North Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Psychrolutes paradoxus Günther, 1861

Photo by Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Psychrolutes paradoxus
[Tadpole sculpin]



North Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Psychrolutes phrictus Stein & Bond, 1978

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Psychrolutes phrictus
[Blob sculpin]



Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 8.3 cm TL
Psychrolutes sigalutes (Jordan & Starks, 1895)

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Psychrolutes sigalutes
[Soft sculpin]



Southeast Pacific

Psychrolutes sio Nelson, 1980

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Psychrolutes sio
[]
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Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Psychrolutes subspinosus
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11 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Psychrolutes inermis Eastern Atlantic 35.8 SL 1888
Psychrolutes macrocephalus Southeast Atlantic 30 TL 1904
Psychrolutes marcidus Smooth-head blobfish Southwest Pacific 30 TL 1926
Psychrolutes marmoratus Southeast Pacific and Sou 31.9 SL 1889
Psychrolutes microporos Southwest Pacific 1995
Psychrolutes occidentalis Western Australian sculpin Eastern Indian Ocean 11.5 SL 1990
Psychrolutes paradoxus Tadpole sculpin North Pacific 7 TL 1861
Psychrolutes phrictus Blob sculpin North Pacific 70 TL 1978
Psychrolutes sigalutes Soft sculpin Northeast Pacific 8.3 TL 1895
Psychrolutes sio Southeast Pacific 1980
Psychrolutes subspinosus Northeast Atlantic 12 SL 1902



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