Clinch Sculpin
Cottus sp. cf. bairdii
About This Fish

The Clinch Sculpin is an undescribed species restricted to two disjunct populations in the upper Clinch River drainage in Virginia. They are found in a variety of habitats but thrive in cool water and swift currents. Like all sculpins, they are ambush predators that use their cryptic coloration to hide on stream bottoms and eat anything that fits into their extremely large mouth.