Sailfin Sculpin
(Nautichthys oculofasciatus)

image of a Sailfin Sculpin

Image ID: 108-01

Comments : Sailfin Sculpins are another of the many cool sculpins found in Puget Sound. I usually find Sailfin Sculpins out on night dives and have seen specimens ranging from 1 inch to about 10 inches long. I have witness these fish waving their oversized dorsal fin to entice and distract prey before pouncing.
Common name : Sailfin Sculpin
Scientific Name : Nautichthys oculofasciatus
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 6 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea Motor Marine II EX w/1-3 macro lens
Natural History :