Myoxocephalus thompsonii (Girard, 1851)
Deepwater sculpin
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 366 m
Distribution:  North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes and Arctic basins from western Quebec in Canada and New York in USA west to Alberta in Canada and north to Northwest Territories in Canada.
Biology:  A dwarf form (Ref. 27547). Inhabits bottoms of deep, cold lakes. Feeds on small crustaceans and insects (Ref. 27547).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 19.02.01

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