Cottus confusus Bailey & Bond, 1963
Shorthead sculpin
Cottus confusus
photo by Eakins, R.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Columbia River drainage in British Columbia, Canada and in Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, USA; and in Puget Sound drainage in Washington.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-19; Anal soft rays: 10-14
Biology:  Occurs in fast, rocky riffles of cold headwaters, creeks and rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 November 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.01.96

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