SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=585) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Hemitripteridae Sea ravens or sailfin sculpins

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Photo by Van Orden, W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Blepsias bilobus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Van Orden, W.
Blepsias bilobus
[Crested sculpin]

Photo by Love, M.

North Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Blepsias cirrhosus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Love, M.
Blepsias cirrhosus
[Silverspotted sculpin]

Photo by Román Marcote, E./Garazo Fabregat, A.

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Hemitripterus americanus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Román Marcote, E./Garazo Fabregat, A.
Hemitripterus americanus
[Sea raven]

Photo by Boyland, J.

North Pacific
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Hemitripterus bolini (Myers, 1934)

Photo by Boyland, J.
Hemitripterus bolini
[Bigmouth sculpin]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Hemitripterus villosus (Pallas, 1814)

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
Hemitripterus villosus

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Nautichthys oculofasciatus (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
Nautichthys oculofasciatus
[Sailfin sculpin]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific and adjacen
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Nautichthys pribilovius (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898)

Photo by Orlov, A.
Nautichthys pribilovius
[Eyeshade sculpin]
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North Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL

Nautichthys robustus
[Shortmast sculpin]

8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Blepsias bilobus Crested sculpin North Pacific 25 SL 1829
Blepsias cirrhosus Silverspotted sculpin North Pacific 20 SL 1814
Hemitripterus americanus Sea raven Northwest Atlantic 64 TL 1789
Hemitripterus bolini Bigmouth sculpin North Pacific 73 TL 1934
Hemitripterus villosus Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1814
Nautichthys oculofasciatus Sailfin sculpin Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1858
Nautichthys pribilovius Eyeshade sculpin North Pacific and adjacen 9 TL 1898
Nautichthys robustus Shortmast sculpin North Pacific 8 TL 1970

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