Great Sculpin
(Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus)

image of a Great Sculpin

Image ID: 166-01

Comments : One of the larger sculpins in Puget Sound, I often find Great Sculpins lurking around the sunken boat at Three Tree Point. Like most sculpins, they rely on camouflage for survival and will usually remain motionless when approached. I often witness these fish feeding on gunnels and shrimp at night.
Common name : Great Sculpin
Scientific Name : Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 16 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm
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