Paricelinus hopliticus

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Paricelinus hopliticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Paricelinus
C. H. Eigenmann & R. S. Eigenmann, 1889
Species: P. hopliticus
Binomial name
Paricelinus hopliticus
C. H. Eigenmann & R. S. Eigenmann, 1889

Paricelinus hopliticus, the Thornback sculpin, is a species of sculpin native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from northern British Columbia, Canada to southern California, USA. It can be found from near the shore to 183 metres (600 ft) deep. This species grows to a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Paricelinus hopliticus" in FishBase. December 2012 version.