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Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus  (Pallas, 1814)

Great sculpin
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Myoxocephalus: Greek, myos = muscle, and also, mouse + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; amfidrom (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 0 - 775 m (Ref. 6793).   Temperate, preferred ?; 66°N - 42°N, 144°E - 124°W

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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 / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 54 - 58 cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 56527); publicerad maxvikt: 9.0 kg (Ref. 56527)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9 - 10; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13-16; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

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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Fiskeri: kommersiell
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