Blepsias cirrhosus

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Blepsias cirrhosus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Hemitripteridae
Genus: Blepsias
Species: B. cirrhosus
Binomial name
Blepsias cirrhosus
(Pallas, 1814)[1]

Blepsias draciscus Jordan & Starks, 1904
Blepsias trilobus Cuvier, 1829
Trachinus cirrhosuss Pallas, 1814

Blepsias cirrhosus, the silverspotted sculpin, is a scorpaeniform marine fish in the sea raven family Hemitripteridae, native to the northern Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Japan and Alaska to San Miguel Island off southern California. Its name originates from its elongated, sail-like first dorsal fin; the sailfin sculpin is also a popular subject in public aquariums.[2][3]


  1. ^ A list of fishes of Peter the Great Bay (the Sea of Japan). Jpan: J. Ichthyol. 1998. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Silverspotted sculpin". Fishbase. fishbase organization. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
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