SPECIES ID / Freshwater Fish of the Fraser ValleySculpin Family (Cottidae)Often called ‘Bullheads’ in British ColumbiaMost species in family are found in the oceanTypically bottom dwelling predatorsLack a swim bladder to regulate buoyancyIdentification Tips:Large head and pectoral finsTapered body with slim abdomenTwo dorsal finsNo scales, but may have patches of tiny prickles (like sharkskin) Coast Range Sculpin Cultus Pygmy Sculpin Prickly Sculpin–––––– Primary Information Source: McPhail, J.D. 2007. The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia. University of Alberta Press. Edmonton, Alberta.