Ascelichthys rhodorus is in the Order Scorpaeniformes, which is a diverse group of fish that includes Scorpionfishes and flatheads. It's the only sculpin that lacks pelvic fins. This one was about 8 cm long. and patiently waiting for the tide to come back as it was being crowded by crabs.
Spotted in a tide pool at Tongue Point Marine Sanctuary.
Native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from Alaska to central California where it is an inhabitant of tidepools and other intertidal environments.
Lat: 48.17, Long: -123.71
Spotted on Apr 20, 2019
Submitted on May 14, 2019
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