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Sculpin

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Red Irish Lord - Photo by S. AxtellSpecies Name
Sculpin

Common Names
Brown Irish Lord, Cabezon, Red Irish Lord

Description
Some key sculpin identification characteristics to look for are:

Preopercular spine: a spine that is situated in front of the operculum, or gill cover.

Cirrus: a slender tendril or hairlike filament of flesh.

Fleshy flaps: skin flaps can be located between nostril openings, or on the nostrils.

Find more information on individual species of sculpin see: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/bottomfish/identification/sculpins