Deep-water sculpin
Sculpin Scul"pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. (b) A large cottoid market fish of California ({Scorp[ae]nichthys marmoratus}); -- called also {bighead}, {cabezon}, {scorpion}, {salpa}. (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe ({Callionymus lyra}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other related California species. [1913 Webster]

{Deep-water sculpin}, the sea raven. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sculpin — Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • USS Sculpin (SS-191) — USS Sculpin (SS 191), a Sargo class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sculpin, a spiny, large headed, broad mouthed, usually scaleless fish of the family Cottidae . Her keel was laid down on 7 September… …   Wikipedia

  • Deepwater sculpin — Conservation status Special Concern in Canada Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Blob sculpin — Taxobox name = Blob sculpin image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Scorpaeniformes familia = Psychrolutidae genus = Psychrolutes species = P. phrictus binomial = Psychrolutes phrictus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Yellow sculpin — Yellow Yel low (y[e^]l l[ o]), a. [Compar. {Yellower} (y[e^]l l[ o]*[ e]r); superl. {Yellowest}.] [OE. yelow, yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D. geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan. guul, L. helvus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bighead — Sculpin Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cabezon — Sculpin Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Callionymus lyra — Sculpin Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salpa — Sculpin Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorpaenichthys marmoratus — Sculpin Scul pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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