The snubnose sculpin, Orthonopias triacis, is a fish of the sculpin family native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The snubnose sculpin reaches a maximum size of 10 cm. It has a blunt snout and visible scales from the top of the head to the first dorsal fin
. It is spotted with colors in different shades of earthtone. It can change colors as camouflage
, and the colors can vary substantially. Some of the scales along the lateral line
have thread-like extensions.
The snubnose sculpin occurs in intertidal rocky areas in depths less than 30 meters. It reproduces moderately fast, with a doubling time between 1.4 and 4.4 years. It's range is from Monterey Bay
to northern Baja California