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    • Leptocottus armatus
  • English
    • Pacific Staghorn Sculpin
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    • charrasco de astas

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Recent observations

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What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

March 31, 2015

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What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

February 18, 2015

Place

Owen Beach (Google, OSM)

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What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

blubird

Date

December 27, 2014 10:30 AM PST

Description

While counting 8,000 + birds on Richardson Bay for our Southern Marin CBC we spotted a Great Egret along the shoreline. It had a good-sized Sculpin, which it fiddled with for 3-4 minutes before gulping it down. Would love to know what species of Sculpin it might have been.

Just learned that this is probably the Pacific Staghorn Sculpin, Leptocottus armatus.

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 28, 2014

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

September 21, 2014

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

August 10, 2014

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

dreierj

Date

April 17, 2014

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Date

March 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

kristward

Date

March 28, 2014 12:36 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

krishunkarau

Date

March 28, 2014 04:11 PM PDT

Description

Fresh water, bottom feeder fish found in redwood creek lagoon near Muir Beach.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Date

March 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Staghorn Sculpin Leptocottus armatus

Observer

prakrit

Date

March 28, 2014 04:53 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus, is a common sculpin (Cottidae) found in shallow coastal waters along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja California. The sole member of its genus, it is unusual for having spined antler-like projections on its gill covers; it can raise the projections as a defense mechanism.

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