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A chiefly marine fish of the northern hemisphere, with a broad flattened head and spiny scales and fins.
- ‘Many species eat the fry and smolts, including striped bass, American shad, sculpins and sea gulls.’
- ‘For instance, the pygmy sculpin is known only from Coldwater Spring, part of the Coosa River system of northeast Alabama.’
- ‘Common Mergansers have come under fire for preying on salmon, but studies in British Columbia show that the most common prey item there for Common Mergansers is the sculpin.’
- ‘In addition to whitefish, bull trout will feed on sculpins, darters or other trout and where applicable, salmon fry.’
- ‘Two such methods include coiling the body around the eggs (pricklebacks and gunnels) and covering the eggs with algae (temperate sculpins and wrasses).’
- ‘Gobies are distinguished from sculpins of similar appearance by their fused pelvic fin, which is characteristic of the family Gobiidae.’
- ‘Spawning in both species occurs during late autumn and winter, and patterns of seasonal occurrence are important factors in the life cycles of these sculpins.’
Late 17th century: perhaps from obsolete scorpene, via Latin from Greek skorpaina, denoting a kind of fish.
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