The marine waters of Washington State are home to over 90 species of bottomfish. As defined by state law (WAC 220-16-340), these include Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, Pacific hake (or whiting), walleye pollock, all species of dabs, sole and flounders (except Pacific halibut), lingcod, ratfish, sablefish, cabezon, greenling, buffalo sculpin, great sculpin, red Irish lord, brown Irish lord.
A bottom feeder is an aquatic animal that feeds on or near the bottom of a body of water. The body of water could be the ocean, a lake, a river, or an aquarium.Bottom feeder is a term used particularly with aquariums.Biologists often use the terms benthos — particularly for invertebrates such as shellfish, crabs, crayfish, sea anemones, starfish, snails, bristleworms and sea cucumbers.
TThe carp species present in North American waters was introduced from Asia and Europe. Although the grass carp, a fish that feeds mostly on vegetation, will sometimes feed along the bottom, the common carp is much more of a bottom-feeding type.
Fish. Species information is provided in one of two formats: a PDF, or a user-friendly species profile with tabbed webpages designed to include photos, sounds, sign, range maps, comments on management and research, and much more. Over time, the department plans to convert content from all PDF sources into species profiles.