Stichaeus punctatus punctatus (Fabricius, 1780)
Arctic shanny
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus
photo by Lavan, J.

 Family:  Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks), subfamily: Stichaeinae
 Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m
 Distribution:  North Pacific: south to British Columbia. North Atlantic: Arctic to western Greenland and Maine, USA (Ref. 7251).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in subtidal rocky to sandy areas (Ref. 2850). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans and worms (Ref. 58426).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.06.15
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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