Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Cottidae > Myoxocephalus > Myoxocephalus jaok

Myoxocephalus jaok (Plain sculpin)

Synonyms: Cottus humilis; Cottus jaok
Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Myoxocephalus jaok or the plain sculpin is a species of marine fish in the family Cottidae. It is native to the northern Pacific, with a range extending through the Bering and Chukchi seas and from the Gulf of Alaska to the northern Sea of Japan.
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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

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[1]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[1]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[1]
Crangon dalli (ridged crangon)[1]
Cryptacanthodes aleutensis (Red devil)[1]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[1]
Gymnocanthus galeatus (Armorhead sculpin)[1]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[1]
Icelus spiniger (Thorny sculpin)[1]
Leptoclinus maculatus (Daubed shanny)[1]
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)[1]
Limanda proboscidea (Longhead dab)[1]
Limanda sakhalinensis (Sakhalin sole)[1]
Osmerus mordax (Rainbow smelt)[1]
Podothecus accipenserinus (Sturgeon-like sea-poacher)[1]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[1]


Hexagrammos stelleri (Greenling)[1]


Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus scorpii[2]
Genolinea laticauda[2]
Neophasis oculata[2]
Nybelinia surmenicola[2]
Prodistomum alaskense[2]
Progonus muelleri[2]
Tubulovesicula lindbergi[2]


Alaska (USA); Arctic Ocean; Beaufort Sea; Chukchi Sea; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: northern Sea of Japan (Ref. 559) to the Bering Sea and southeastern Alaska.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; West Bering Sea;



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.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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