Triglops dorothy Pietsch & Orr, 2006
Dorothy's sculpin
Triglops dorothy
photo by Pietsch, T.W.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  14.8 cm SL (male/unsexed); 15.5 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 73 - 117 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: from the southern Sea of Okhotsk, Aniva Ba , Russia, and Hokkaido, Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-25; Anal soft rays: 23-25; Vertebrae: 45-47. Diagnosis: Differs from its congeners in having an interorbital width of 8.9-11.5% head length (HL); caudal fin truncate to slightly rounded; 18-31 well-developed dorsolateral scales ; 45-50 lateral line scales; 4-10 transverse dermal folds of breast; 67-99 oblique dermal folds; 23-25 dorsal-fin rays; 17-19 pectoral-fin rays; 7-12 gill rakers; first infraorbital pore length 3.6-5% HL; the peritoneum unpigmented or at most with few, widely spaced melanophores (Ref. 57076).
Biology:  Specimens were trawled off bottoms of mud, fine sand, rock, and clay (Ref. 57076).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.06

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