SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=393) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Stichaeidae Pricklebacks



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Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Acantholumpenus mackayi (Gilbert, 1896)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Acantholumpenus mackayi
[Pighead prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Alectrias alectrolophus
[Stone cockscomb]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Alectrias benjamini
[Spiny cockscomb]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Alectrias cirratus
[Ciliate cockscomb]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Alectrias gallinus
[Shaggy cockscomb]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Alectrias markevichi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Alectrias mutsuensis
[Maned cockscomb]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Alectridium aurantiacum
[Lesser prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Anisarchus macrops
[]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anisarchus medius (Reinhardt, 1837)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Anisarchus medius
[Stout eelblenny]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Anoplarchus insignis Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Anoplarchus insignis
[Slender cockscomb]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Anoplarchus purpurescens Gill, 1861

Photo by Love, M.
 
Anoplarchus purpurescens
[High cockscomb]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL

 
Askoldia variegata
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Azygopterus corallinus
[]
No picture found
North Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Bryozoichthys lysimus
[Nutcracker prickleback]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Bryozoichthys marjorius McPhail, 1970

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Bryozoichthys marjorius
[Pearly prickleback]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Cebidichthys violaceus (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Cebidichthys violaceus
[Monkeyface prickleback]

Photo by Svensen, E.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Chirolophis ascanii (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Chirolophis ascanii
[Yarrell's blenny]

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.

North Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Chirolophis decoratus (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Photo by Gotshall, D.W.
 
Chirolophis decoratus
[Decorated warbonnet]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Chirolophis japonicus Herzenstein, 1890

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Chirolophis japonicus
[]

Photo by Nichols, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Chirolophis nugator (Jordan & Williams, 1895)

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Chirolophis nugator
[Mosshead warbonnet]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Chirolophis saitone
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific and adj
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Chirolophis snyderi
[Bearded warbonnet]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Northeast Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Chirolophis tarsodes (Jordan & Snyder, 1902)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Chirolophis tarsodes
[Matcheek warbonnet]

Photo by Myoung, J.-G.

Northwest Pacific

Chirolophis wui (Wang & Wang, 1935)

Photo by Myoung, J.-G.
 
Chirolophis wui
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dictyosoma burgeri van der Hoeven, 1855

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Dictyosoma burgeri
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL

 
Dictyosoma rubrimaculatum
[]

Photo by Kim, J.K.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Dictyosoma tongyeongensis Ji & Kim, 2012

Photo by Kim, J.K.
 
Dictyosoma tongyeongensis
[Korean prickleback]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ernogrammus hexagrammus (Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Ernogrammus hexagrammus
[Six-lined prickleback]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.8 cm SL
Ernogrammus walkeri Follett & Powell, 1988

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Ernogrammus walkeri
[Masked prickleback]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Markevich & Kharin, 2011

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii
[Seven-lined prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL

 
Esselenichthys carli
[Threeline prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Esselenichthys laurae
[Twoline prickleback]

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Eumesogrammus praecisus (Krøyer, 1836)

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Eumesogrammus praecisus
[Fourline snakeblenny]

Photo by Nazarkin, M.V.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Gymnoclinus cristulatus Gilbert & Burke, 1912

Photo by Nazarkin, M.V.
 
Gymnoclinus cristulatus
[Trident prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Kasatkia memorabilis
[]

Photo by Bauder, C.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Kasatkia seigeli Posner & Lavenberg, 1999

Photo by Bauder, C.
 
Kasatkia seigeli
[Six-spot prickleback]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries, 1838)

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Leptoclinus maculatus
[Daubed shanny]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Leptostichaeus pumilus
[Neck banded blenny]

Photo by Orlov, A.

North Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Lumpenella longirostris (Evermann & Goldsborough, 1907)

Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Lumpenella longirostris
[Longsnout prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Lumpenopsis clitella
[Saddled prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL

 
Lumpenopsis hypochroma
[Y-prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Lumpenopsis pavlenkoi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Lumpenopsis triocellata
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Circumpolar. Arctic, Nor
Max. Length 36.5 cm NG
Lumpenus fabricii Reinhardt, 1836

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Lumpenus fabricii
[Slender eelblenny]

Photo by Svensen, E.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Lumpenus lampretaeformis (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Lumpenus lampretaeformis
[Snakeblenny]

Photo by Nichols, J.

North Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Lumpenus sagitta Wilimovsky, 1956

Photo by Nichols, J.
 
Lumpenus sagitta
[Snake prickleback]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Neolumpenus unocellatus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Opisthocentrus ocellatus
[Ocellated blenny]

Photo by Nazarkin, M.V.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Opisthocentrus tenuis Bean & Bean, 1897

Photo by Nazarkin, M.V.
 
Opisthocentrus tenuis
[]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Opisthocentrus zonope Jordan & Snyder, 1902

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Opisthocentrus zonope
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Pholidapus dybowskii
[]

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Phytichthys chirus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1880)

Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Phytichthys chirus
[Ribbon prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Plagiogrammus hopkinsii
[Crisscross prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Plectobranchus evides
[Bluebarred prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Poroclinus rothrocki
[Whitebarred prickleback]

Photo by Markevich, A.I.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Pseudalectrias tarasovi (Popov, 1933)

Photo by Markevich, A.I.
 
Pseudalectrias tarasovi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Soldatovia polyactocephala
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Stichaeopsis epallax
[]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Stichaeopsis nana Kner, 1870

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Stichaeopsis nana
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Stichaeopsis nevelskoi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Stichaeus fuscus
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Stichaeus grigorjewi Herzenstein, 1890

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Stichaeus grigorjewi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Stichaeus nozawae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Stichaeus ochriamkini
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Stichaeus punctatus pulcherrimus
[]

Photo by Lavan, J.

North Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus (Fabricius, 1780)

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus
[Arctic shanny]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Ulvaria subbifurcata
[Radiated shanny]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Xenolumpenus longipterus
[]

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Xiphister atropurpureus (Kittlitz, 1858)

Photo by Hopkins Seaside Laboratory
 
Xiphister atropurpureus
[Black prickleback]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Xiphister mucosus
[Rock prickleback]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acantholumpenus mackayi Pighead prickleback North Pacific 70 SL 1896
Alectrias alectrolophus Stone cockscomb Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1814
Alectrias benjamini Spiny cockscomb Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1902
Alectrias cirratus Ciliate cockscomb Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1938
Alectrias gallinus Shaggy cockscomb Northwest Pacific 1938
Alectrias markevichi Northwest Pacific 6.6 SL 2012
Alectrias mutsuensis Maned cockscomb Northwest Pacific 8.2 SL 1985
Alectridium aurantiacum Lesser prickleback North Pacific 13.3 SL 1912
Anisarchus macrops Northwest Pacific 17 TL 1952
Anisarchus medius Stout eelblenny North Pacific 30 TL 1837
Anoplarchus insignis Slender cockscomb Eastern Pacific 12 TL 1912
Anoplarchus purpurescens High cockscomb Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1861
Askoldia variegata Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1910
Azygopterus corallinus Northwest Pacific 1955
Bryozoichthys lysimus Nutcracker prickleback North Pacific 27 TL 1902
Bryozoichthys marjorius Pearly prickleback Northeast Pacific 30 TL 1970
Cebidichthys violaceus Monkeyface prickleback Eastern Pacific 76 TL 1854
Chirolophis ascanii Yarrell's blenny Northeast Atlantic 25 SL 1792
Chirolophis decoratus Decorated warbonnet North Pacific 42 TL 1902
Chirolophis japonicus Northwest Pacific 55 TL 1890
Chirolophis nugator Mosshead warbonnet Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1895
Chirolophis saitone Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1902
Chirolophis snyderi Bearded warbonnet Northwest Pacific and adj 20 SL 1938
Chirolophis tarsodes Matcheek warbonnet Northeast Pacific 19 TL 1902
Chirolophis wui Northwest Pacific 1935
Dictyosoma burgeri Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1855
Dictyosoma rubrimaculatum Northwest Pacific 17.9 SL 1978
Dictyosoma tongyeongensis Korean prickleback Northwest Pacific 28 SL 2012
Ernogrammus hexagrammus Six-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1845
Ernogrammus walkeri Masked prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 28.8 SL 1988
Ernogrammus zhirmunskii Seven-lined prickleback Northwest Pacific 7.5 SL 2011
Esselenichthys carli Threeline prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 17.1 SL 1990
Esselenichthys laurae Twoline prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 9.7 SL 1990
Eumesogrammus praecisus Fourline snakeblenny Western Atlantic 22 TL 1836
Gymnoclinus cristulatus Trident prickleback Northwest Pacific 12 TL 1912
Kasatkia memorabilis Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1916
Kasatkia seigeli Six-spot prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 8.2 SL 1999
Leptoclinus maculatus Daubed shanny Circumglobal 20 TL 1838
Leptostichaeus pumilus Neck banded blenny Northwest Pacific 7.8 SL 1985
Lumpenella longirostris Longsnout prickleback North Pacific 42 TL 1907
Lumpenopsis clitella Saddled prickleback Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 SL 2003
Lumpenopsis hypochroma Y-prickleback Eastern Pacific 7.6 TL 1932
Lumpenopsis pavlenkoi Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1916
Lumpenopsis triocellata Northwest Pacific 11 SL 1943
Lumpenus fabricii Slender eelblenny Circumpolar. Arctic, Nor 36.5 NG 1836
Lumpenus lampretaeformis Snakeblenny North Atlantic 50 TL 1792
Lumpenus sagitta Snake prickleback North Pacific 51 TL 1956
Neolumpenus unocellatus Northwest Pacific 13.2 SL 1987
Opisthocentrus ocellatus Ocellated blenny Northwest Pacific 20 SL 1811
Opisthocentrus tenuis Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1897
Opisthocentrus zonope Northwest Pacific 12 TL 1902
Pholidapus dybowskii Northwest Pacific 46 TL 1880
Phytichthys chirus Ribbon prickleback Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1880
Plagiogrammus hopkinsii Crisscross prickleback Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1894
Plectobranchus evides Bluebarred prickleback Eastern Pacific 13 TL 1890
Poroclinus rothrocki Whitebarred prickleback Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1890
Pseudalectrias tarasovi Northwest Pacific 14 TL 1933
Soldatovia polyactocephala Northwest Pacific 42 TL 1814
Stichaeopsis epallax Northwest Pacific 30 SL 1902
Stichaeopsis nana Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1870
Stichaeopsis nevelskoi Northwest Pacific 1904
Stichaeus fuscus Northwest Pacific 7.9 SL 1986
Stichaeus grigorjewi Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1890
Stichaeus nozawae Northwest Pacific 60 TL 1902
Stichaeus ochriamkini Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1935
Stichaeus punctatus pulcherrimus Northwest Pacific 1935
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus Arctic shanny North Pacific 22 TL 1780
Ulvaria subbifurcata Radiated shanny Northwest Atlantic 18 TL 1839
Xenolumpenus longipterus Northwest Pacific 11.5 SL 2009
Xiphister atropurpureus Black prickleback Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL 1858
Xiphister mucosus Rock prickleback Eastern Pacific 58 TL 1858



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