Icelinus pietschi Yabe, Soma & Amaoka, 2001
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Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  4.22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Kuril Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-12; Vertebrae: 32-34. No spines on upper posterior margin of orbit, parietal, or posttemporal; a single common opening of terminal mandibular pore just behind symphysis; a slender cirrus on base of nasal spine; uppermost preopercular spine without denticles dorsally; two dorsal scale rows originating under 1st or 2nd spine on first dorsal fin, terminating before posterior end of second dorsal fin base; scales absent on pectoral axilla; first dorsal fin moderate, anterior spines not produced; pelvic fin extending more than one-third distance to origin of anal fin (Ref. 45337).
Biology:  Found in a rocky tide pool with seagrass beds (Ref. 45337).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.10.03

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