Artediellus atlanticus Jordan & Evermann, 1898
Atlantic hookear sculpin
Artediellus atlanticus
photo by Byrkjedal, I.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10.6 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 35 - 900 m
Distribution:  Northwest Atlantic: Greenland and Canada to Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA. Northeast Atlantic: Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes, Novaya Zemlya (but not White Sea) in Russia, southern part of Barents Sea, Scandinavian coast to Skagerrak, the Orkneys in Scotland, and Ireland.
Diagnosis:  Gill membranes joined to each other under the throat, lateral line scales without bony knobs. Upper spine of the front gill cover curved upwards (Ref. 35388).
Biology:  Occur on sandy or muddy bottoms (Ref. 4698). Benthic (Ref. 58426). Feed on polychaetes, small mollusks and very rarely small crustaceans (Ref. 4698). Lives at temperatures of -1.7-4°C. Females lay 50-350 eggs with a diameter of 4mm in late summer (Ref. 35388).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.08.07
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 06.09.94

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