Smoothhead Sculpin

Artedius lateralis

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Artedius lateralis, also known as the smoothhead sculpin or round-nosed sculpin, is a species of sculpin in the family Cottidae. The species, commonly found in the intertidal zone and to depths of 43 feet, is native to the northern Pacific, from Russia and the Bering Sea to Baja California. Growing to a length of 14 centimeters, it takes its name from the lack of scales on its head.

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  1. (c) Marisa Agarwal, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1822966
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artedius_lateralis

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