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sculpins

Cottidae

There are 300 species of sculpins found in the northern hemisphere and New Zealand. Most species are found in oceans but a few are adapted to freshwater habitats.Their bodies are smooth but ornamented with prickly scales or spines. Their eyes are large and often sit high on the head. These are generally slow-moving, bottom-dwelling fish.

 
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. "Cottidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed July 17, 2019 at http://www.biokids.umich.edu/accounts/Cottidae/

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