Batrachocottus baicalensis (Dybowski, 1874)
Bighead sculpin
Batrachocottus baicalensis
photo by Sideleva, V.G.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  19 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 70 - 130 m
Distribution:  Asia: Lake Baikal and Irkutsk Reservroir downstream to the Burduguz River in Russia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal soft rays: 10-13
Biology:  Found mostly over stony bottom (Ref. 26334).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 27.04.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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