Ascelichthys rhodorus  Jordan & Gilbert, 1880

Rosylip sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Ascelichthys: Greek, askeles, -es, -es = tough, dry, hard (Ref. 45335);  rhodorus: Ascelichthys literally a fish w/o legs=pelvic fins; rhodorus rose margin, referring to the color of the lips (Ref. 4930).   More on author: Jordan, Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Temperate; 59°N - 34°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 13 - 16. Caudal well rounded.

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Eastern Pacific: Sitka, Alaska to San Mateo, central California, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal (Ref. 31184) and inhabits tide pools and rocky inshore areas on exposed coasts (Ref. 2850). May remain out of water under rocks or seaweeds (Ref. 31184). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184).

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

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 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.