Artedius notospilotus

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Bonehead sculpin
FMIB 52123 Astrolytes notospilotus (Girard) Puget Sound.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Artedius
A. notospilotus
Binomial name
Artedius notospilotus
(Girard, 1856)[1]

Artedius notospilotus, or the bonehead sculpin, is a species of sculpin in the family Cottidae.[2] Commonly found in the intertidal zone to depths of 170 feet,[3] the species has a range extending from the Puget Sound, Washington to the Baja California peninsula.[4] It serves as the host for Podocotyle enophrysi, a species of parasitic flatworm.[5]


  1. ^ "Artedius notospilotus Girard, 1856". Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Artedius notospilotus Girard, 1856". ITIS. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Herald, Olivia Walker; Mammann, Howard; Gnagy, John (1983). A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Fishes: North America. USA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 163. ISBN 0-395-26873-7. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer. "Artedius notospilotus, Bonehead sculpin". FishBase. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ Love, Milton S.; Moser, Mike (June 1976). "Parasites of California Marine and Estuarine Fish". University of Nebraska–Lincoln: 23. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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