There are 300 species of sculpins found in the northern hemisphere and New Zealand. Most species are found in oceans but a few are adapted to freshwater habitats.Their bodies are smooth but ornamented with prickly scales or spines. Their eyes are large and often sit high on the head. These are generally slow-moving, bottom-dwelling fish.
Tanya Dewey (author), Animal Diversity Web.
- bilateral symmetry
having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.
uses smells or other chemicals to communicate
having the capacity to move from one place to another.
specialized for swimming
uses touch to communicate