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Clinocottus acuticeps (Sharpnose sculpin)

Synonyms: Blennicottus acuticeps; Oligocottus acuticeps; Oxycottus acuticeps
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

Clinocottus acuticeps is a species of fish in the family Cottidae. It is sometimes known as a sharpnose sculpin. It inhabits rocky areas of the intertidal and subtidal nearshore environment, but also over sand and algae. This fish is brownish to green on the dorsum and on the side, cream-colored to white on the bottom part of the body. The face is silvery to white. It features about six dark spots (with light spots between the dark ones) in the shape of a saddle on the dorsum. The fins have spots or dark and clear bands.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Dynamenella sheareri[1]
Exosphaeroma amplicauda (Isopod)[1]
Gnorimosphaeroma oregonensis (Oregon pill bug)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Artedius fenestralis (Padded sculpin)2
Artedius lateralis (Smooth-head sculpin)3
Ascelichthys rhodorus (Rosylip sculpin)3
Cymatogaster aggregata (Shiner)2
Embiotoca lateralis (Blue seaperch)1
Enophrys bison (Buffalo sculpin)1
Gobiesox maeandricus (Northern clingfish)3
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)2
Liparis cyclopus (Günther's liparid)2
Oligocottus maculosus (Tidepool sculpin)2
Oligocottus snyderi (Fluffy sculpin)3

Distribution

Alaska (USA); America, North - Inland waters; California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Eastern Pacific: Bering Sea coast of Alaska to Big Sur River, central California, USA.; Gulf of Alaska; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
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