Oligocottus snyderi Greeley, 1898
Fluffy sculpin
photo by Fritzsche, R.A./J.W. Cavanagh

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  8.9 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 3 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 0 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Sitka, southeastern Alaska to Rio Socorro, northern Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-15. Caudal fin rounded.
Biology:  A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612) found in shallow rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Commonly found in tide pools, often in algae (Ref. 2850). Can leave tide pools when aquatic conditions become inhospitable (Ref. 31184). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.09.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.07.94

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