Cottus ricei  (Nelson, 1876)

Spoonhead sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335);  ricei: Named after its discoverer M.L. Rice.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range ? - 137 m (Ref. 5723).   Temperate; 70°N - 42°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1998); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

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North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes and Arctic basins from southern Quebec to the Mackenzie River drainage in Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and northeastern British Columbia in Canada, and south to northern Ohio and northern Montana in the USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky areas of swift creeks and rivers. Also found in lakes. Probably feeds on planktonic crustaceans and aquatic insect larvae (Ref. 1998). Spawning occurs late summer or early fall (Ref. 1998). Forage fish of Salvelinus namaycush and Lota lota found in inland lakes (Ref. 1998).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.00617 (0.00246 - 0.01548), b=3.15 (2.93 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.