Synchirus gilli Bean, 1890
Manacled sculpin
photo by Nichols, J.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Sitka, Alaska to San Miguel Island, southern California, USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 20-21. Caudal fin rounded. Pelvic fins small.
Biology:  Found in bays, tide pools and among kelp (Ref. 2850). Previously thought as rare species, but relatively common in some areas, especially kelp beds (Ref. 2850). Feeds on small crustaceans (Ref. 6885). Can cling to bottoms or pilings with its pectoral and pelvic fins (Ref. 2850).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.03.99
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.09.96

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