Family Cottidae consists of 62 genera, and 256 species, of which three species are known from North Carolina waters. They are known from both marine and freshwater environments and have a worldwide distribution. It should be noted that there are 11 families in the superfamily cottoidea, including the family cottidae, and many of these other families are known as sculpins as well.
|Cottus bairdii||Mottled Sculpin||Range Map|
|Cottus carolinae||Banded Sculpin||Range Map|
|Cottus caeruleomentum||Blue Ridge Sculpin||Range Map|