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Chirolophis nugator Mosshead warbonnet


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lexID:
12072 
AphiaID:
254577 
Scientific:
Chirolophis nugator 
German:
Schleimfisch, Mooskopf 
English:
Mosshead Warbonnet 
Category:
Blennies 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Stichaeidae (Family) > Chirolophis (Genus) > nugator (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Jordan & Williams, ), 1895 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Canada , Gulf of California, North Pacific (Ocean), USA 
Sea depth:
20 - 80 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
- 53.6 °F (°C - 12°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-29 14:40:35 

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Chirolophis nugator (Jordan & Williams, 1895)

Usually in rocky areas , hides in crevices and tubeworms holes with only head protruding. Feeding on small fish and invertebrates.,

The Chirolophinae are a subfamily of the spiny ridges (Stichaeidae) in the partial order of the eel mother relatives (Zoarcales). All twelve species in the group are bottom-dwelling marine fish found in the cool waters of the northern Pacific Ocean.

They have an elongated body covered with scales, the head being scaleless. Very little is known about the life of these animals.

Chirolophis nugator grows to 15 cm in size and is usually found in rocky habitats. The mosshead often hides in holes, crevices, and tube-worm tubes, so that only the head is visible. The blenny is variable in colour from light brown to light red. It is said to be very shy. Divers report that Chirolophis nugator can also be found in empty bottles, which unfortunately lie in the sea as garbage.

Chirolophis nugator feeds on small fish and invertebrates and is itself prey to larger fish.

Synonymised names:
Bryostemma nugator Jordan & Williams, 1895

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