Lavender sculpin

The Lavender sculpin lives in the demersal, marine environment.

This Lavender Sculpin looks pretty cross, perhaps because I was watching his courtship with a large female at Tajiguas. (I am guessing at the sexes of the participants here). Lavender Sculpins are pretty common off the beach, usually on small sand areas surrounded by kelp. More

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Common names

charrasco lavanda in Spanish (español)
lavender sculpin in English
滑杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese
滑杜父魚 in Unknown
滑杜父鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
滑杜父鱼 in Unknown

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cottidae
Genus : Leiocottus
Species : Leiocottus hirundo
Authority : Girard, 1856