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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Psychrolutidae Fatheads

Genus: Cottunculus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cottunculus granulosus Fathead Southwest Atlantic 21.7 SL 1968
Cottunculus konstantinovi Northeast Atlantic 1991
Cottunculus microps Polar sculpin North Atlantic 30 SL 1875
Cottunculus nudus Bonyskull toadfish Southwest Pacific 1989
Cottunculus sadko Arctic to Northeast Atlan 19 TL 1937
Cottunculus spinosus Southeast Atlantic 4.5 TL 1906
Cottunculus thomsonii Pallid sculpin Atlantic Ocean 43 TL 1882
Cottunculus tubulosus Northeast Atlantic 4.7 SL 2007



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