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Cottus kazika  Jordan & Starks, 1904

Fourspine sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan, Starks.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; catadromous (Ref. 35893), usually ? - 1 m (Ref. 35893).   Temperate; 5°C - 33°C (Ref. 56353); 41°N - 31°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56353)

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Asia: Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in the middle reaches of rivers during the summer; migrates downstream in autumn (Ref. 559). River bed consists of cobbles, boulders and gravel in riffles and sand and gravel in pools (Ref. 56353). Feed on fishes (Ref. 559). Juveniles migrate from the spawning ground in the sea to the middle reaches of rivers to grow (Ref. 56353).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.41000 (nan - nan), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Fec = 15,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.