Cottus perplexus, Reticulate sculpin

Cottus perplexus Gilbert & Evermann, 1894

Reticulate sculpin
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Cottoidei (Sculpins) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Gilbert & Evermann.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 49°N - 41°N

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North America: Pacific Slope drainages from Snohomish River and Puget Sound in Washington to Rogue River system in Oregon and California, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually inhabits rubble and gravel-bottomed pools and riffles of headwaters, creeks and small rivers, but can shift to other habitats depending on the environmental conditions and composition of fish communities. Where Cottus rhotheus and Cottus aleuticus do not occur, this species occupies riffles; at localities where all occur together, it shifts to pools (ref. 86798). Has been observed in slow moving and still waters with muddy substrates, but identification is uncertain (K. McAllister & M. Young, pers. comm. 07/04/20).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 November 2011

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00301 - 0.01516), b=3.17 (2.98 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=432).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .