Roughback Sculpin
(Chitonotus pugetensis)

image of a Roughback Sculpin

Image ID: 23-01

Comments : This little sculpin is one of dozens of sculpin species that can be found in Puget Sound. The Roughback Sculpin is distinguished by it's notched dorsal fin at the third spine. If you look carefully, you can find many of these sculpins at Three Tree Point, especially on night dives.
Common name : Roughback Sculpin
Scientific Name : Chitonotus pugetensis
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 4 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2T macro, ISO 100 film, 35mm
Natural History :