Arctic sculpin

The Arctic sculpin lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 13 - 598 m , usually 13 - 183 m environment.

The arctic sculpin is found throughout the Canadian Arctic, from Ellesmere Island south to James Bay and from the Bering Sea east to Greenland. It is dark olive to blackish-brown in colour with darker mottling or banding. More

An Arctic sculpin, known locally to the Inuit as a Kanayuk, which means 'ugly fish'. More info on them here >> Personally, I think these ugly things look like they were supposed to go extinct 200 million years ago. More

The Arctic sculpin, for instance, manufactures an antifreeze protein in its blood named, appropriately enough, glycoprotein. More

Common names

arctic hookear sculpin in English
Arctic sculpin in English
Crapaud de mer in French (français)
Crochet arctique in French (français)
Garbonos in Polish (polski)
Grønlandsk halvulk in Danish (dansk)
Halvulk in Danish (dansk)
hameçon neigeux in French (français)
Hookear sculpin in English
Krøkilskrutt in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Snowflake hookear in English
snowflake hookear sculpin in English
крючкорог полярный in Russian (русский язык)
杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cottidae
Genus : Artediellus
Species : Artediellus uncinatus
Authority : Reinhardt, 1834