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Oligocottus maculosus Tidepool sculpin

Oligocottus maculosusis commonly referred to as Tidepool sculpin. Difficulty in the aquarium: Cold water animal. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Oligocottus maculatus, Tidepool Sculpin, Pillar Point 2015


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lexID:
4698 
AphiaID:
281872 
Scientific:
Oligocottus maculosus 
German:
Groppe 
English:
Tidepool Sculpin 
Category:
Sculpins 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Cottidae (Family) > Oligocottus (Genus) > maculosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Girard, 1856 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Bering Sea, Canada , Kuril Islands, the Sea of Okhotsk, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 102 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.5" (8.9 cm) 
Temperature:
42.44 °F - 57.2 °F (5.8°C - 14°C) 
Food:
Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Insects, Invertebrates, Krill, Schrimps, Worms, Zooplankton 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
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:
2020-05-21 19:05:48 

Info

Girard, 1856

Distribution:
North Pacific: Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea to Los Angeles County, USA, but records west of the Gulf of Alaska doubtful.

Biology
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior, found in sheltered areas and common in tide pools.
In areas with rough surf, it occurs in higher, more sheltered places.
Can leave tide pools when aquatic conditions become inhospitable.
Shows a tendency to return to its home pool if displaced.
Breathes air when out of water.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Oligocottus maculatus, Tidepool Sculpin, Pillar Point 2015
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Tidepool Sculpin,Pillar Point Tidepools 2014
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Oligocottus maculosus,Tideposol Sculpin , Pigeon Point Tidepools 2015
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© Dr. Peter Wirtz
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