Decorated Warbonnet
(Chirolophis decoratus)

image of a Decorated Warbonnet

Image ID: 94-01

Comments : I have only seen a few of these in Puget Sound, and they are usually small (4 inches or so). This one was huge by Puget Sound standards. Although vis as awful during this trip to God's Pocket (5-20 feet, not the customary 50-70 feet), we did find this character watching us drift by on Seven Tree Island in Browning Pass.
Common name : Decorated Warbonnet
Scientific Name : Chirolophis decoratus
Location Found : 7 Tree Island, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 8 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :