Soft sculpin

The Soft sculpin lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 225 m environment.

The soft sculpin has flaccid skin in which the single dorsal fin seems embedded. The lateral line and head canal pores of adults are large and obvious, especially around the jaws and cheeks. Adults are dark brown or translucent beige. More

This soft sculpin has a distinctive appearance, with rough spiny skin, including several noticeable thick, short spines on top of the head. Its pectoral fins are quite large and fan-like, and the body is broadly striped, alternating beige and dark brown. More

Common names

soft sculpin in English
沈默隱棘杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese
沉默隐棘杜父鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
美洲吉氏軟杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese
美洲吉氏软杜父鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Psychrolutidae
Genus : Psychrolutes
Species : Psychrolutes sigalutes
Authority : Jordan and Starks, 1895