Blue Ridge sculpin

The Blue Ridge sculpin lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Blue Ridge sculpin is a newly discovered species. It was determined to be distinct from the mottled sculpin because of differences in body morphology and protein analyses. More

and the Blue Ridge sculpin (Cottus caeruleomentum) is a new species distinguished from the mottled sculpin by protein analyses and some morphological traits. The black sculpin (Cottus baileyi) is found in headwaters of the Watauga, Clinch, and Holston rivers (VA and TN). More

of a blue ridge sculpin along with additional pictures of species sent in to DNR More

Common names

Blue Ridge sculpin in English

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cottidae
Genus : Cottus
Species : Cottus caeruleomentum
Authority : Kinziger, Raesly & Neely,2000