Bigeye sculpin, Triglops nybelini.
Bigeye Sculpin, Triglops nybelini

Taking up nearly a third of its head, the eyes of this fish are among the largest in the sculpin family. This feature, as well as a larger number of rays in the pectoral fins, distinguishes the bigeye sculpin from the moustache sculpin, which it closely resembles. The body length of the bigeye sculpin averages 15 cm in length.

Only a very few specimens of this fish have been collected, so its distribution is poorly known. It occurs off the Labrador coast and occasionally in Ungava Bay. There are also reports from the east and west coasts of Greenland where it was found at a depth of 230–915 metres indicating that this fish prefers very deep, cold waters.