Pacific Staghorn Sculpin

Leptocottus armatus

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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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  1. (c) tgran, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/36933721
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptocottus_armatus

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