Chitonotus pugetensis

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Chitonotus pugetensis
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Chitonotus
Lockington, 1879
Species: C. pugetensis
Binomial name
Chitonotus pugetensis
(Steindachner, 1876)

Chitonotus pugetensis, the Roughback sculpin, is a species of sculpin occurring in the eastern Pacific Ocean from British Columbia, Canada (and possibly north to southern Alaska) to southern Baja California, Mexico. This species can be found on sandy or muddy bottoms from the intertidal zone to a depth of 142 metres (466 ft). It is a species that is commonly displayed in public aquariums. This species grows to a length of 23 centimetres (9.1 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.

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