Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Cottidae > Myoxocephalus > Myoxocephalus brandtii

Myoxocephalus brandtii

Synonyms: Cottus brandtii; Myoxocephalus brandti
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Myoxocephalus brandtii is a species of sculpin fish in the family Cottidae. It is native to the northwest Pacific, with a range extending from the Sea of Okhotsk to Hokkaido and the Sea of Japan.It inhabits relatively shallow coastal waters (less than 60 metres (200 ft)), and can grow to a length of 40 centimetres (16 in).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve 978001 Russia  

Prey / Diet

Ansola angustata[1]
Cymodoce japonica[1]
Gammaropsis japonica[1]
Gymnogobius castaneus (Chestnut goby)[1]
Myoxocephalus brandtii[1]
Neomysis awatschensis[1]
Neomysis mirabilis[1]
Pontogeneia rostrata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Ditrema temminckii temminckii (Temminck's surfperch)1
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black perch)1
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)1
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)1
Pholidapus dybowskii5
Pholis crassispina (Spotted gunnel)6
Psettichthys melanostictus (Pacific sand sole)1
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)1


Myoxocephalus brandtii[1]


Parasitized by 
Brachyphallus crenatus[2]
Genolinea laticauda[2]
Neophasis oculatus[2]
Podocotyle reflexa[2]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[2]


Japan; Kuril Islands; Northwest Pacific: Hokkaido to the northern Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; West Bering Sea;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Contribution of different functional groups to the diet of major predatory fishes at a seagrass meadow in northeastern Japan; Yamada, Katsumasa; Hori, Masakazu; Tanaka, Yoshiyuki; Hasegawa, Natsuki; Nakaoka, Masahiro; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 86(1): 71-82 (2010)
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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