Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 49°N - 41°N
North America: Pacific Slope drainages from Snohomish River and Puget Sound in Washington to Rogue River system in Oregon and California, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .