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Hemitripterus americanus (Wip; Whippy; Whip sculpin; Web sculpin; Sea raven; Sculpin; Scratch-belly; Puff-belly; Muddler; Gurnet; Cabezon; Bullhead; Atlantic sea raven)

Synonyms: Cottus acadian; Cottus hispidus; Cottus tripterygius; Hemitripterus acadianus; Hemitripterus americanus; Scorpaena americana; Scorpaena flava; Scorpaena purpurea; Scorpaena rufa
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hemitripterus americanus, commonly known as the sea raven, is a species of fish belonging to the family Hemitripteridae.
View Wikipedia Record: Hemitripterus americanus

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Forillon National Park II 61010 Quebec, Canada  
Kouchibouguac National Park II 59161 New Brunswick, Canada
Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park National Marine Conservation Area II 310822 Canada

Prey / Diet

Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[1]
Ammodytes dubius (offshore sand lance)[1]
Ammodytes marinus (sand eel)[1]
Anchoa spinifer (Spicule anchovy)[1]
Brosme brosme (Tusk)[1]
Cancer borealis (Jonah crab)[2]
Cancer irroratus (rock crab)[1]
Cancer plebejus (Atlantic rock crab)[2]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Dichelopandalus leptocerus (bristled longbeak)[1]
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Witch flounder)[1]
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)[1]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[1]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[1]
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)[1]
Liparis atlanticus (Seasnail)[1]
Liparis liparis (striped seasnail)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[1]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[1]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[1]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[1]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[1]
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)[1]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[1]
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)[1]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[1]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[1]
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)[1]
Zoarces americanus (Ocean pout)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)2
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)1
Zoarces americanus (Ocean pout)1

Predators

Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[1]
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)[1]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[1]
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)[1]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[3]
Ascarophis arctica <Unverified Name>[3]
Corynosoma wegeneri[3]
Cryptocotyle lingua[3]
Derogenes varicus[3]
Echinorhynchus gadi[3]
Genolinea laticauda[3]
Grillotia erinaceus[3]
Hemiurus levinseni[3]
Podocotyle atomon[3]
Podocotyle reflexa[3]
Prosorhynchus squamatus[3]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[3]
Stenakron vetustum[3]
Stephanostomum baccatum[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
Biodome de Montreal

Distribution

Northwest Atlantic: Labrador in Canada to Chesapeake Bay in USA.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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