Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Clinocottus: Greek, klinein, kline = sloping and bed, due to the four apophyses of sphenoid bone + Greek, kottos = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - ? m. Temperate; 60°N - 32°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Eastern Pacific: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Gaviota, southern California, USA.
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612). Commonly found in tide pools and shallow rocky areas, often in strong surf (Ref. 2850). Can leave tide pools if aquatic conditions become inhospitable (Ref. 31184). Sometimes encountered resting on rocks out of water, but usually found under rocks or among seaweeds (Ref. 2850). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00849 (-0.18711 - 0.20409), b=3.18330 (3.07109 - 3.29550), based on LWR estimates for species & family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Tmax=5; K=0.24).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .