Sea raven

Taxobox
name = Sea raven



image_caption = Silverspotted sculpin, "Blepsias cirrhosus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Scorpaeniformes
familia = Hemitripteridae
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = "Blepsias" "Hemitripterus" "Nautichthys" See text for species.

Sea ravens are a family, Hemitripteridae of scorpaeniform fishes. They are bottom-dwelling fishes that feed on small invertebrates, found in the northwest Atlantic and north Pacific oceans. They are covered in small spines (modified scales).

Species

There are eight species in three genera:
* Genus "Blepsias"
** Crested sculpin, "Blepsias bilobus" Cuvier, 1829.
** Silverspotted sculpin, "Blepsias cirrhosus" (Pallas, 1811).
* Genus "Hemitripterus"
** Sea raven, "Hemitripterus americanus" (Gmelin, 1789).
** Bigmouth sculpin, "Hemitripterus bolini" (Myers, 1934).
** Sea raven, "Hemitripterus villosus" (Pallas, 1814).
* Genus "Nautichthys"
** Sailfin sculpin, "Nautichthys oculofasciatus" (Girard, 1858).
** Eyeshade sculpin, "Nautichthys pribilovius" (Jordan & Gilbert, 1898).
** Shortmast sculpin, "Nautichthys robustus" Peden, 1970.

References

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