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Leptocottus Armatus Case Summary

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Pacific Staghorn Sculpin
Leptocottus armatus

Status: Least Concern
Conservation Efforts: The pacific staghorn sculpin is in the least concern category because of the large number of subpopulations with large sizes as well as no real threat besides bass fishermen. There are currently only fishing regulations that prevent the fish from being used as live bait to fish for bass fish.However, the population of the sculpin is declining and may eventually be categorized as threatened.
Physical Description: The sculpin has no scales and has alternating black and yellow stripes on its fins but can be other colors like gray. It also has a preopercular spine that is shaped like antlers with three to four spinules.
Behavior: L.armatus stays
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