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Scorpaeniformes


Scorpaeniformes is an order of ray-finned fishes also known as the “mail-cheeked” fishes. The species are predators often living of small crustaceans and fishes.

There are about 1320 described species belong to this group.

 

Species list:

artediellus atlanticusArtediellus atlanticus
(Atlantic hookear sculpin)

Scientific name: Artediellus atlanticus
(Jordan & Evermann, 1898)
Popular names: Atlantic hookear sculpin
Danish name: Atlantisk halvulk 

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: Northwestern and northeastern Atlantic Ocean 
Capture site: Davis Strait

Depth: 35 - 900 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 15 cm

 

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asidophoroides monopterygiusAspidophoroides monopterygius (Alligatorfish)

Scientific name: Aspidophoroides monopterygius (Bloch, 1786)
Popular names: Alligatorfish

Family: Agonidae (poachers)

Range: North Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 20 - 350 meter
Size: ~ 20 cm

 

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careproctus micropusCareproctus micropus
(Snailfish)

Scientific name: Careproctus micropus (Günther, 1887)
Popular names: Snailfish
Danish name: Kortfinnet ringbug

Family: Liparidae (Snailfishes)

Distribution: Northeast Atlantic: East Greenland, Faeroes Islands and Iceland
Capture site: Davis Strait and Denmark Strait

Depth: 100 - 1800 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size:  ?

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careproctus reinhardtiCareproctus reinhardti
(Sea tadpole)

Scientific name: Careproctus reinhardti (Krøyer, 1862)
Popular names: Sea tadpole

Family: Liparidae (snailfishes)

Range: North Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 75 - 1750 meter
Size: ~ 30 cm

 

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Cottunculus micropsCottunculus microps
(Polar sculpin)

Scientific name: Cottunculus microps (Collett, 1875)
Popular names: Polar sculpin, Cotte polaire
Danish name: Almindelig paddeulk, paddeulk

Family: Psychrolutidae (Fatheads)

Distribution: Northwestern and northeastern Atlantic Ocean 
Capture site: Davis Strait

Depth: 165 - 1342 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size: ~30 cm

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Cottunculus thomsoniiCottunculus thomsonii
(Pallid sculpin)

Scientific name: Cottunculus thomsonii (Günther, 1882)
Popular names: Pallid sculpin
Danish name:?

Family: Psychrolutidae (Fatheads)

Distribution: Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 100 - 1600 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size: 43 cm / 1.36 kg

 

Description


We have potentially caught the largest ever documented specimen of 43 cm and 1.359 kg at the west coast of Greenland in the summer 2012.


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cyclopterus lumpusCyclopterus lumpus
(Lumpfish)

Scientific name: Cyclopterus lumpus (Linneaus, 1758)

Popular names: Lumpfish, lumpsucker
Danish name: Almindelig stenbider

Family: Cyclopteridae (Lumpfishes)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 0 - 800 meter (benthopelagic)
Max. size: ~ 60 cm

 

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eumicrotremus spinosusEumicrotremus spinosus (Atlantic spiny lumpsucker)

Scientific name: Eumicrotremus spinosus (Fabricius, 1776)
Popular names: Atlantic spiny lumpsucker
Danish name: Pigget stenbider

Family: Cyclopteridae (Lumpfishes)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Depth: 40 - 400 meter
Max. size: ~ 13 cm

 

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Icelus bicornisIcelus bicornis (Twohorn sculpin)

Scientific name: Icelus bicornis (Reinhardt, 1840)
Popular names: Twohorn sculpin
Danish name: Tornulk, Almindelig tornulk

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 930 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 16 cm

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Icelus spatulaIcelus spatula (Spatulate sculpin)

Scientific name: Icelus spatula (Gilbert & Burke, 1912)
Popular names: Spatulate sculpin
Danish name: Spatel-tornulk

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: Arctic to Northwest Atlantic
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 12 - 930 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 21 cm / 160 g

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leptagonus decagonusLeptagonus decagonus
(Atlantic poacher)

Scientific name: Leptagonus decagonus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Popular names: Atlantic poacher
Danish name: Arktisk panserulk

Family: Agonidae (Poachers)

Distribution: Northwest and Northeast Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Northwest Pacific Ocean
Depth: 120 - 900 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 25 cm

 

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Liparis fabriciLiparis fabricii
(Gelatinous snailfish)

Scientific name: Liparis fabricii (Krøyer, 1847)
Popular names: Gelatinous snailfish, Gelatinous seasnail
Danish name: Fabricius ringbug

Family: Liparidae (Snailfishes)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 12 - 1800 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size: 20 cm

 

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liparis gibbusLiparis gibbus
(Variegated snailfish)

Scientific name: Liparis gibbus (Bean, 1881)
Popular names: Variegated snailfish 
Danish name: Pukkelrygget ringbug

Family: Liparidae (Snailfishes)

Distribution: Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Northeast Pacific Ocean.
Capture site: Davis Strait

Depth: 0 - 650 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 52 cm

 

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Liparis tunicatusLiparis tunicatus
(Kelp snailfish)

Scientific name: Liparis tunicatus (Reinhardt, 1836)
Popular names: Kelp snailfish, Bartail snailfish, Greenland seasnail
Danish name: Grønlandsk ringbug

Family: Liparidae (Snailfishes)

Distribution: Arctic to Northwest Atlantic
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 1 - 620 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 16 cm

 

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Myoxocephalus scorpioidesMyoxocephalus scorpioides
(Arctic sculpin)

Scientific name: Myoxocephalus scorpioides (Fabricius, 1780)
Popular names: Arctic sculpin
Danish name: Falsk ulk

Family: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads)

Distribution: Arctic waters
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 300 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 22 cm

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myoxocephalus scorpiusMyoxocephalus scorpius (Shorthorn sculpin)

Scientific name: Myoxocephalus scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Shorthorn sculpin, bull-rout, father-lasher
Danish name: Almindelig ulk

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean
Depth: 0 - 500 meter
Max. size: ~ 60 cm

 

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sebastes marinusSebastes marinus
(Golden redfish)

Scientific name: Sebastes marinus (Linneaus, 1758)
Popular names: Golden redfish
Danish name: Gylden rødfisk, stor rødfisk 

Family: Sebastidae

Distribution: Western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean Capture site: Davis Strait and Denmark Strait

Depth: 100-1000 meter (benthopelagic)
Max. size: 100 cm

  

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sebastes mentellaSebastes mentella
(Beaked redfish)

Scientific name: Sebastes mentella (Travin, 1951)
Popular names: Beaked redfish
Danish name: Dybhavsrødfisk

Family: Sebastidae

Distribution: Western and eastern North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis Strait and Denmark Strait

Depth: 300-1400 meter (benthopelagic)
Max. size: 58 cm

 

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sebastes viviparusSebastes viviparus
(Norway redfish)

Scientific name: Sebastes viviparus (Krøyer, 1845)
Popular names: Norway redfish, Norway haddock, Redfich, Rosefish
Danish name: Lille rødfisk

Family: Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads)

Distribution: Northeast Atlantic
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Depth: 50 - 300 m (demersal)
Max. size: 35 cm / 1000 g

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Triglops murrayiTriglops murrayi
(Moustache sculpin)

Scientific name: Triglops murrayi (Günther, 1888)
Popular names: Moustache sculpin
Danish name: Murrays knurulk

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture site: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 0 - 530 meter (demersal)
Max. size: 20 cm

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Triglops nybeliniTriglops nybelini
(Bigeye sculpin)

Scientific name: Triglops nybelini (Jensen, 1944)
Popular names: Bigeye sculpin
Danish name: Nybelins knurulk

Family: Cottidae (Sculpins)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: 70 - 1300 meter (demersal)
Max. size: ~ 20 cm

 

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