Grunt Sculpin
(Rhamphocottus richardsoni)

image of a Grunt Sculpin

Image ID: 95-01

Other shots:  image of a Grunt Sculpin
Comments : This is not the best picture in the world, as the Aquashot macro kit is designed for bigger subjects. Regardless, this is also one of my favorite fish to find on a dive . They are slow swimmers and very awkward in the water. In fact, they sometimes kind of walk across the bottom on the pectoral fins. However, there bright coloration and vivid design make them a find.
Common name : Grunt Sculpin
Scientific Name : Rhamphocottus richardsoni
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 2 inches
Camera Used : Fuji Endeavor in Ikelite Aquashot III housing, macro lens
Natural History :