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Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus  (Pallas, 1814)

Great sculpin
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Myoxocephalus: Greek, myos = muscle, and also, mouse + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 775 m (Ref. 6793).   Temperate, preferred ?; 66°N - 42°N, 144°E - 124°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

North Pacific: Hokkaido, Japan and Kamchatka, Russia through the Aleutian Islands to the Bering Sea coast of Alaska and Puget Sound, Washington, USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 54 - 58 cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 56527); Peso massimo pubblicato: 9.0 kg (Ref. 56527)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 9 - 10; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13-16; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 11 - 13. Caudal fin slightly rounded (Ref. 6885). Color deep olive on dorsal surface with 4 dark saddles across back; ventral surface pale; brown bars running downward on relaxed unpaired and paired pectoral fins (Ref. 6885).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in the intertidal area and to 244 m depth, on sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 2850). Feeds on small fishes (Ref. 4925). Often caught near shore (Ref. 2850).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: commerciale
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