25 - 31 pounds
10" - 39"
Also known as sculpin, and ‘mother-in-law fish’ because of its loud mouth and constant croaking, the Cabezon is a large, smooth and scaleless fish that is the only species under its genus.
Cabezons have broad bony support extending from the eye across the cheek just underneath their skin; they also have a stout spine just before their eyes. They have 11 spines on their dorsal fins. Their anal fins have soft rays. Their mouths are wide and contain several small teeth. They have a pair of flaps behind their eyes. Usually, their color varies from brown to green and red. They have several dark mottling that helps them camouflage.
Cabezons love fish, fish eggs, crustaceans, and mollusks. They also enjoy abalone, prawns, and squid, crabs, and octopus.
Cabezons can grow up to 3 feet and 3 in and weigh up to 31 pounds. Female Cabezons tend to be larger than male Cabezons of the same age.