It is a juvinile Cabazon, Scorpaenichthy marmoratus

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Posted by Chris on August 25, 2005 at 12:49:38:

In Reply to: Re: extension of range South: Red Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus) posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 24, 2005 at 16:25:33:

Dear Chris:

Thank you for sending the photo of the sculpin from San Nicholas Island. I always
enjoy trying to identify fishes that may be unique.

Your fish is a juvenile cabezon, Scorpaenichthy marmoratus. Please note the large
cirri over the eyes and the cirri between the nostrils; also your fish lacks the rows of scales below the dorsal fin.

I hope to see more fishes from you in the future.


Dan Gotshall

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