Alternative Names: Sculpin, scorpionfish

Monterey Bay Recommendation: Look for other "Best Choice" seafood options first. If none are available, cabezon caught on the U.S. West Coast is a "Good Alternative," but know it's caught with species that are being overfished.

Uses in Cooking: Grilled with skin and scales on, sauteed, baked, broiled.

Similar Fish: Sculpin, monkfish, Ling

Description: The flavor and texure of this fish is similar to that of lobster.

Fun Facts: These fish can be mottled brown, green, or red. The red ones are mostly males, while the green ones are mostly females. Brown ones are more evenly distributed.