Microcottus matuaensis Yabe & Pietsch, 2003
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Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  8.13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Kuril Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-13; Vertebrae: 33-35. Three pairs of distinct bony tubercles on dorsal surface of occiput; first pore of supraorbital sensory canal (SO1 absent; interorbital space deeply concave (Ref. 49856).
Biology:  Collected from tide pools with sandy bottom (Ref. 49856).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.11.03

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