This seems to be a mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi. Normally this species is more mottled.
This fish was collected from Mongaup Creek on May 6th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com on May 18th, 2007.
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Posted by Taxon
on May 18, 2007
Last reply on May 19, 2007 by DMM
I believe it to be a Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdii), which occurs in rubble and gravel riffles, and is less often in sand-gravel runs of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Also found in springs and their effluents and rocky shores of lakes, they feed mainly on aquatic insect larvae, but also on crustaceans, annelids, fishes, fish eggs, and plant material.
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