Species in Puget Sound
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Acipenser medirostris Green sturgeon Acipenseridae demersal 3.5 native
Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon Acipenseridae demersal 3.3 native
Agonomalus mozinoi Kelp poacher Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Agonopsis vulsa Northern spearnose poacher Agonidae demersal 3.3 native
Allosmerus elongatus Whitebait smelt Osmeridae demersal 3.2 native
Alosa sapidissima American shad Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 3.5 introduced
Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific sand lance Ammodytidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Ammodytes personatus Pacific sandlance Ammodytidae demersal 3.1 native
Amphistichus koelzi Calico surfperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.4 native
Amphistichus rhodoterus Redtail surfperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.4 native
Anarrhichthys ocellatus Wolf-eel Anarhichadidae demersal 3.5 native
Anoplagonus inermis Smooth alligatorfish Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Anoplarchus insignis Slender cockscomb Stichaeidae demersal 2.7 native
Anoplarchus purpurescens High cockscomb Stichaeidae demersal 2.9 native
Apodichthys flavidus Penpoint gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.5 native
Apodichthys fucorum Rockweed gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.4 native
Artedius fenestralis Padded sculpin Cottidae demersal 4.0 native
Artedius harringtoni Scalyhead sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Artedius lateralis Smoothhead sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.7 native
Artedius notospilotus Bonehead sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.9 native
Ascelichthys rhodorus Rosylip sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Asemichthys taylori Spinynose sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.3 native
Atherinops affinis Topsmelt silverside Atherinopsidae pelagic-neritic 2.8 native
Atractoscion nobilis White weakfish Sciaenidae demersal 4.3 native
Aulorhynchus flavidus Tube-snout Aulorhynchidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Bathyagonus alascanus Gray starsnout Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Bathyagonus infraspinatus Spinycheek starsnout Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Bathylychnops exilis Javelin spookfish Opisthoproctidae pelagic-oceanic 4.1 questionable
Bathymaster caeruleofasciatus Alaskan ronquil Bathymasteridae demersal 3.7 native
Beringraja binoculata Big skate Rajidae demersal 3.9 native
Blepsias bilobus Crested sculpin Hemitripteridae demersal 4.1 native
Blepsias cirrhosus Silverspotted sculpin Hemitripteridae demersal 3.3 native
Bothragonus swanii Rockhead Agonidae demersal 3.5 native
Brachyistius frenatus Kelp perch Embiotocidae demersal 3.5 native
Brosmophycis marginata Red brotula Bythitidae demersal 3.5 native
Caulolatilus princeps Ocean whitefish Malacanthidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Chirolophis decoratus Decorated warbonnet Stichaeidae demersal 3.6 native
Chirolophis nugator Mosshead warbonnet Stichaeidae demersal 3.6 native
Chirolophis tarsodes Matcheek warbonnet Stichaeidae demersal 3.4 native
Chitonotus pugetensis Roughback sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Citharichthys sordidus Pacific sanddab Paralichthyidae demersal 3.5 native
Citharichthys stigmaeus Speckled sanddab Paralichthyidae demersal 3.4 native
Clevelandia ios Arrow goby Gobiidae demersal 3.1 native
Clinocottus acuticeps Sharpnose sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Clinocottus embryum Calico sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.0 native
Clinocottus globiceps Mosshead sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.1 native
Clupea harengus Atlantic herring Clupeidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Clupea pallasii pallasii Pacific herring Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 3.2 native
Cololabis saira Pacific saury Scomberesocidae pelagic-oceanic 3.7 questionable
Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.2 native
Cottus asper Prickly sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Cottus confusus Shorthead sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.7 native
Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.2 endemic
Cryptacanthodes giganteus Giant wrymouth Cryptacanthodidae demersal 3.7 native
Cymatogaster aggregata Shiner perch Embiotocidae demersal 3.0 native
Dasycottus setiger Spinyhead sculpin Psychrolutidae demersal 3.9 native
Embiotoca lateralis Striped seaperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.3 native
Enophrys bison Buffalo sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.3 native
Enophrys lucasi Leister sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Entosphenus tridentatus Pacific lamprey Petromyzontidae demersal 4.5 native
Eumicrotremus orbis Pacific spiny lumpsucker Cyclopteridae demersal 3.2 native
Gadus chalcogrammus Alaska pollock Gadidae benthopelagic 3.6 native
Gadus macrocephalus Pacific cod Gadidae demersal 3.8 native
Gasterosteus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback Gasterosteidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Genyonemus lineatus White croaker Sciaenidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Gibbonsia metzi Striped kelpfish Clinidae demersal 3.4 native
Gibbonsia montereyensis Crevice kelpfish Clinidae demersal 3.4 native
Glyptocephalus zachirus Rex sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.3 native
Gobiesox maeandricus Northern clingfish Gobiesocidae demersal 3.4 native
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus Red Irish lord Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Hexagrammos decagrammus Kelp greenling Hexagrammidae demersal 3.6 native
Hexagrammos lagocephalus Rock greenling Hexagrammidae demersal 3.7 native
Hexagrammos octogrammus Masked greenling Hexagrammidae demersal 3.5 native
Hexagrammos stelleri Whitespotted greenling Hexagrammidae demersal 3.3 native
Hippoglossoides elassodon Flathead sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.7 native
Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific halibut Pleuronectidae demersal 4.1 native
Hydrolagus colliei Spotted ratfish Chimaeridae demersal 3.7 native
Hyperprosopon argenteum Walleye surfperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.5 native
Hyperprosopon ellipticum Silver surfperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.3 native
Hypomesus pretiosus Surf smelt Osmeridae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Hypsagonus quadricornis Fourhorn poacher Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Icelinus borealis Northern sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.6 native
Icelinus fimbriatus Fringed sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.7 native
Isopsetta isolepis Butter sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.6 native
Jordania zonope Longfin sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Lampetra ayresii Western river lamprey Petromyzontidae demersal 4.5 native
Lepidogobius lepidus Bay goby Gobiidae demersal 3.3 native
Lepidopsetta bilineata Rock sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Lepidopsetta polyxystra Northern rock sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.3 native
Leptoclinus maculatus Daubed shanny Stichaeidae demersal 3.3 native
Leptocottus armatus Pacific staghorn sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.7 native
Liparis callyodon Spotted snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.3 native
Liparis cyclopus Ribbon snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.4 native
Liparis dennyi Marbled snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.5 native
Liparis florae Tidepool snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.5 native
Liparis mucosus Slimy snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.4 native
Liparis pulchellus Showy snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.6 native
Liparis rutteri Ringtail snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.3 native
Lumpenus sagitta Snake prickleback Stichaeidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Lycodes pacificus Blackbelly eelpout Zoarcidae bathydemersal 3.3 native
Lycodes palearis Wattled eelpout Zoarcidae bathydemersal 3.5 native
Lyopsetta exilis Slender sole Pleuronectidae bathydemersal 3.5 native
Malacocottus kincaidi Blackfin sculpin Psychrolutidae bathydemersal 3.4 native
Microgadus proximus Pacific tomcod Gadidae demersal 3.6 native
Microstomus pacificus Dover sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Morone saxatilis Striped bass Moronidae demersal 4.7 introduced
Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus Great sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.8 native
Nautichthys oculofasciatus Sailfin sculpin Hemitripteridae demersal 4.1 native
Nautichthys robustus Shortmast sculpin Hemitripteridae demersal 3.6 native
Odontopyxis trispinosa Pygmy poacher Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Oligocottus maculosus Tidepool sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Oligocottus rimensis Saddleback sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.1 native
Oligocottus snyderi Fluffy sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.1 native
Oncorhynchus clarkii Cutthroat trout Salmonidae demersal 4.0 native
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink salmon Salmonidae demersal 4.5 native
Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon Salmonidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho salmon Salmonidae demersal 4.2 native
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.1 native
Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon Salmonidae pelagic-oceanic 3.5 native
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Ophiodon elongatus Lingcod Hexagrammidae demersal 4.5 native
Oxylebius pictus Painted greenling Hexagrammidae demersal 3.4 native
Pallasina barbata Tubenose poacher Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Paricelinus hopliticus Thornback sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Parophrys vetulus English sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.4 native
Peprilus simillimus Pacific pompano Stromateidae benthopelagic 4.0 native
Phanerodon furcatus White seaperch Embiotocidae demersal 3.3 native
Pholis clemensi Longfin gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.2 native
Pholis laeta Crescent gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.3 native
Pholis ornata Saddleback gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.5 native
Pholis schultzi Red gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.2 native
Phytichthys chirus Ribbon prickleback Stichaeidae demersal 2.6 native
Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder Pleuronectidae demersal 3.6 native
Pleuronichthys coenosus C-O sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Podothecus accipenserinus Sturgeon poacher Agonidae demersal 3.4 native
Polypera greeni Lobefin snailfish Liparidae demersal 3.5 native
Porichthys notatus Plainfin midshipman Batrachoididae demersal 4.0 native
Poroclinus rothrocki Whitebarred prickleback Stichaeidae demersal 3.2 native
Psettichthys melanostictus Pacific sand sole Pleuronectidae demersal 4.1 native
Psychrolutes paradoxus Tadpole sculpin Psychrolutidae demersal 3.2 native
Psychrolutes sigalutes Soft sculpin Psychrolutidae demersal 3.2 native
Radulinus asprellus Slim sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Radulinus boleoides Darter sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Rhacochilus vacca Pile perch Embiotocidae demersal 3.4 native
Rhamphocottus richardsonii Grunt sculpin Rhamphocottidae demersal 3.4 native
Rhinogobiops nicholsii Blackeye goby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Rimicola muscarum Kelp clingfish Gobiesocidae demersal 3.3 native
Ronquilus jordani Northern ronquil Bathymasteridae demersal 3.1 native
Ruscarius meanyi Puget Sound sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.2 native
Salmo salar Atlantic salmon Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.5 not established
Salvelinus malma Dolly varden Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Sarda lineolata Pacific bonito Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.2 questionable
Sardinops sagax South American pilchard Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 2.8 native
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus Cabezon Cottidae demersal 3.6 native
Scytalina cerdale Graveldiver Scytalinidae demersal 3.3 native
Sebastes auriculatus Brown rockfish Sebastidae demersal 4.0 native
Sebastes caurinus Copper rockfish Sebastidae demersal 4.1 native
Sebastes ciliatus Dusky rockfish Sebastidae demersal 3.4 native
Sebastes elongatus Greenstriped rockfish Sebastidae demersal 3.7 native
Sebastes emphaeus Puget Sound rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 3.3 native
Sebastes flavidus Yellowtail rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 4.2 native
Sebastes maliger Quillback rockfish Sebastidae demersal 3.8 native
Sebastes melanops Black rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Sebastes miniatus Vermilion rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Sebastes nebulosus China rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 3.9 native
Sebastes nigrocinctus Tiger rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Sebastes paucispinis Bocaccio rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Sebastes pinniger Canary rockfish Sebastidae demersal 3.8 native
Sebastes proriger Redstripe rockfish Sebastidae bathydemersal 3.8 native
Sebastes rosaceus Rosy rockfish Sebastidae demersal 3.7 native
Sebastes ruberrimus Yelloweye rockfish Sebastidae reef-associated 4.4 native
Soldatovia polyactocephala Stichaeidae demersal 3.6 native
Sphyraena argentea Pacific barracuda Sphyraenidae pelagic-neritic 4.5 native
Spirinchus starksi Night smelt Osmeridae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Spirinchus thaleichthys Longfin smelt Osmeridae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Squalus acanthias Picked dogfish Squalidae benthopelagic 4.4 misidentification
Squalus suckleyi Pacific spiny dogfish Squalidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Squatina californica Pacific angelshark Squatinidae demersal 4.1 native
Stellerina xyosterna Pricklebreast poacher Agonidae demersal 3.2 native
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus Arctic shanny Stichaeidae demersal 3.1 native
Synchirus gilli Manacled sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Syngnathus leptorhynchus Bay pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 3.2 native
Tarletonbeania crenularis Blue lanternfish Myctophidae bathypelagic 3.1 native
Tetronarce californica Pacific electric ray Torpedinidae demersal 4.5 native
Triglops pingelii Ribbed sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Xeneretmus latifrons Blacktip poacher Agonidae bathydemersal 3.2 native
Xiphister atropurpureus Black prickleback Stichaeidae demersal 2.5 native
Xiphister mucosus Rock prickleback Stichaeidae demersal 2.2 native
Zaniolepis latipinnis Longspine combfish Hexagrammidae demersal 3.1 native
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