The prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) is a species of ray-finned fish belonging to the family Cottidae, the typical sculpins. It is native to the river drainages of the Pacific Slope of North America from Seward, Alaska south to the Ventura River of Southern California. It extends east of the Continental Divide in the Peace River of British Columbia. It has also been introduced to several reservoirs in Southern California.
Cottus asper. Retrieved May, 22 2023, from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prickly_sculpin.