Cottus caeruleomentum  Kinziger, Raesly & Neely, 2000

Blue Ridge sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 41°N - 36°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37399)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-19; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 14. Two-spotted first dorsal fin; chin uniformly pigmented; dossal saddles moderate to wide; incomplete lateral line; preopercular spines slight to moderate, palatine teeth weak to moderate, and postpectoral prickling slight to moderate. Distinguished from C. b. bairdi by caudal base band unnotched in at least one side versus both sides notched. Palatine tooth patch moderately developed.

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North America: Atlantic drainages including the Elk, Susquehanna, Bush, Patapsco, Patuxent, Potomac, Nanticoke, James and Roanoke.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kinziger, A.P., R.L. Raesly and D.A. Neely, 2000. New species of Cottus (Teleostei: Cottidae) from the middle Atlantic eastern United States. Copeia 2000(4):1007-1018. (Ref. 37399)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00610 - 0.02160), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.