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Wooly Sculpin-California Coast near Malibu Not my usual fish portrait, but i happened upon this little fella when i didnt have my gear with me(and transport of live fish in CA is illegal).  Clinocottus analis,Geotagged,Spring,United States,Wooly Sculpin Click/tap to enlarge

Wooly Sculpin-California Coast near Malibu

Not my usual fish portrait, but i happened upon this little fella when i didnt have my gear with me(and transport of live fish in CA is illegal).

    comments (3)

  1. How awesome, it's like a tiny version of a lion fish. Posted 7 months ago
    1. They almost are like little lionfish! Both are in the same Order(Scorpaeniformes), so they are related! Posted 7 months ago
      1. I had no idea, I was guessing! Posted 7 months ago

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Clinocottus analis is a Sharpnose sculpin with a distribution in Eastern Central Pacific: Cape Mendocino in northern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.

Similar species: Mail-cheeked Fishes
Species identified by Zach Alley
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By Zach Alley

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Uploaded Apr 20, 2019. Captured Apr 17, 2019 16:12 in 500 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA.
  • SM-G950U
  • f/1.7
  • 1/120s
  • ISO64
  • 4.25mm