Oligocottus snyderi  Greeley, 1898

Fluffy sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Oligocottus: Greek, oligos = small + Greek, kottos = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335);  snyderi: Named after John Otterbein Snyder, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - ? m.   Subtropical; 59°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 56049)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 15. Caudal fin rounded.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Sitka, southeastern Alaska to Rio Socorro, northern Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612) found in shallow rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Commonly found in tide pools, often in algae (Ref. 2850). Can leave tide pools when aquatic conditions become inhospitable (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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00519 - 0.01838), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.75; tmax=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.