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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Psychrolutidae Fatheads

Genus: Cottunculus

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 21.7 cm SL
Cottunculus granulosus Karrer, 1968

Photo by Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Cottunculus granulosus
[Fathead]



Northeast Atlantic

Cottunculus konstantinovi Myagkov, 1991

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Cottunculus konstantinovi
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North Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cottunculus microps Collett, 1875

Photo by Photo by Zimmermann, C.
 
Cottunculus microps
[Polar sculpin]
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Cottunculus nudus
[Bonyskull toadfish]



Arctic to Northeast Atlan
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Cottunculus sadko Essipov, 1937

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Cottunculus sadko
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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Cottunculus spinosus Gilchrist, 1906

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Cottunculus spinosus
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Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Cottunculus thomsonii (Günther, 1882)

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Cottunculus thomsonii
[Pallid sculpin]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Cottunculus tubulosus Byrkjedal & Orlov, 2007

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Cottunculus tubulosus
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8 species

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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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