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Leiocottus hirundo Lavender sculpin

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Snubnose Sculpin (Leiocottus hirundo),Santa Barbara Island,August 13, 2005

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Courtesy of the author Chris Grossman, USA (copyright: @Chris Grossman, diver.net) Image detail


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lexID:
12077 
AphiaID:
281282 
Scientific:
Leiocottus hirundo 
German:
Leiocottus hirundo 
English:
Lavender Sculpin 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Cottidae (Family) > Leiocottus (Genus) > hirundo (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1856 
Occurrence:
Central Pazific, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 37 Meter 
Size:
6.3" - 9.45" (16cm - 24cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Coralfish of all kind 
Tank:
549.95 gal (~ 2500L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
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:
2019-04-17 16:42:11 

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Leiocottus hirundo Girard, 1856
Lavender sculpin

Leiocottus hirundo, the lavender sculpin, is a species of sculpin, a nearshore benthic fish native to the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found from southern California, United States to northern Baja California, Mexico

Occurs from inshore areas up to 37 m depth. Many Thank to Chri Grossmann from Diver.Net.

Main reference:
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

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