Coralline Sculpin

Coralline Sculpin

Artedius corallinus

Physical Description

The Coralline Sculpin boasts a flattened body with a mottled brown coloration, often resembling the surrounding algae-covered rocks. Typically, they measure around 10 to 15 centimeters in length.


These sculpins inhabit shallow rocky reefs and tide pools along the eastern Pacific coast, seeking refuge amidst crevices and rocky outcrops.

Geographical Range

From British Columbia to Baja California, Coralline Sculpins are commonly found along the western North American coastline.

What They Eat

Feeding primarily on small crustaceans, mollusks, and other benthic invertebrates, these sculpins play a vital role in the coastal ecosystem.

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