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Psychrolutes paradoxus  Günther, 1861

Tadpole sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Psychrolutidae (Fatheads)
Etymology: Psychrolutes: Greek, psychroloutes = someone that has a cold bath (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 1100 m (Ref. 50550).   Temperate, preferred ?; 66°N - 46°N

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North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan (Ref. 559) to the Bering Sea and southern Puget Sound, Washington, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56527)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Caudal fin rounded.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on soft bottoms and possibly rocky bottoms (Ref. 2850). Reported near shore (Ref. 2850). Prefers low temperatures (Ref. 6885).

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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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