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bluestar
06-21-2008, 09:32 PM
View from top and from side, those two looks very similar, just that cabazon is super-sized. Are they related?

BeachBum
06-22-2008, 09:35 AM
I thought so, but you got me curious so I googled a bit and here's what I found...

Sculpin, or bullhead, or Cottidae, or sea scorpion...

The species name for Cabazon is 'Scorpaenichthys marmoratus' from the Cottidae (Sculpins) family.

Cottoidei (seven families). The best known groups are the scorpion fishes and rockfishes (family Scorpaenidae); sea robins, or gurnards (Triglidae); flatheads (Platycephalidae); and sculpins (Cottidae). The flying gurnards (Dactylopteridae; see photograph), considered by some authorities to belong in this order but more often separated in the order Dactylopteriformes

Stay ayay from the Cabazon eggs "Flesh is good eating but eggs are poisonous and will make humans violently ill "

Ref. links:
Cabazon:
http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Speciessummary.php?id=4140

Bullhead:
http://www.britannica.com/eb/topic-530171/sculpin
http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9066413/sculpin#226992.hook