Cottiusculus schmidti Jordan & Starks, 1904
photo by Suzuki, T.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 300 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from off the Pacific coast of Tohoku District, Japan, Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal soft rays: 10-13. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: deeply bicuspid nasal spines; uppermost preopercular spine not barbed; elongated first dorsal fin in males; lateral line extend past caudal fin base, with 2 or 3 lateral line pores on caudal fin; no ventral lateral cirrus and lateral line cirri (Ref. 83439).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.06.96
Modified by: Orlov, Alexei - 28.03.06

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