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Dasycottus setiger (Spinyhead sculpin)

Synonyms: Dasycottus japonicus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Dasycottus setiger, the Spinyhead Sculpin, is a species of fathead native to the northern Pacific Ocean. This species grows to a length of 45 centimetres (18 in) SL and is popular as a game fish. This species is the only known member of its genus.
View Wikipedia Record: Dasycottus setiger

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Ammodytes hexapterus (Stout sand lance)[1]
Argis alaskensis (Alaska argid)[1]
Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]
Chionoecetes bairdi (southern Tanner crab)[1]
Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[2]
Crangon dalli (ridged crangon)[1]
Crangon septemspinosa (sevenspine bay shrimp)[1]
Enteroctopus dofleini (North Pacific giant octopus)[2]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Lebbeus washingtonianus (slope lebbeid)[1]
Neocrangon communis (gray shrimp)[1]
Nicippe tumida[1]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[1]
Pandalus jordani (ocean shrimp)[1]
Pandalus tridens (yellowleg pandalid)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa mediocris (Hickory shad)1
Amblyraja hyperborea (Arctic skate)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Anarhichas minor (Spotted wolf-fish)1
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)2
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)3
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)1
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)2
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)2
Bathyraja spinicauda (Spiny-tailed skate)1
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)4
Brachyramphus brevirostris (Kittlitz's Murrelet)1
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)1
Careproctus furcellus (Emarginate snailfish)2
Careproctus rastrinus (Salmon snailfish)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Centroscyllium fabricii (Black dogfish)1
Cepphus columba (Pigeon Guillemot)1
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)1
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)2
Coelorinchus caelorhincus (Saddled grenadier)2
Crystallichthys cyclospilus (Blotched snailfish)2
Dasyatis say (Say's stingray)1
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)1
Fratercula cirrhata (Tufted Puffin)1
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)2
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)5
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)1
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)1
Hexagrammos stelleri (Greenling)2
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)1
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)6
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)1
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)3
Hymenocephalus italicus (Glasshead grenadier)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Lepidopsetta polyxystra (Northern rock sole)3
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)1
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)1
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)1
Limanda aspera (Yellowfin sole)2
Limanda ferruginea (rusty flounder)1
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)1
Macrourus berglax (smoothspined grenadier)1
Malacocottus kincaidi (Blackfin sculpin)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)1
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Menticirrhus saxatilis (Northern kingfish)1
Merluccius productus (Whiting)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Microstomus pacificus (Slippery sole)1
Morone americana (Wreckfish)1
Morone saxatilis (Striper bass)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Oncorhynchus clarkii (Cutthroat trout)1
Ophichthus cruentifer (Snake eel)1
Ophidion marginatum (Striped cusk-eel)1
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)1
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)1
Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus (Alaska plaice)1
Podiceps auritus (Horned Grebe)1
Podiceps grisegena (Red-necked Grebe)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)1
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)1
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)2
Rajella fyllae (Round ray)1
Rajella lintea (Sharp-nosed skate)1
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)1
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)1
Sebastes crameri (Rockfish)1
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)2
Sebastes melanops (Black bass)1
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)1
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)1
Synthliboramphus antiquus (Ancient Murrelet)1
Triglops murrayi (Moustache sculpin)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)2
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)1

Predators

Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[2]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[2]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[2]
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)[2]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[2]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[2]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[2]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Corynosoma semerme[3]
Lecithaster gibbosus[3]
Lecithophyllum botryophorum[3]
Neophasis oculata[2]
Nybelinia surmenicola[3]
Pyramicocephalus phocarum[3]
Stephanostomum baccatum[3]
Stephanostomum ganko <Unverified Name>[3]
Stephanostomum japonicum <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; North Pacific: Sea of Japan off Honshu, Japan to Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea, west to Attu Island in the Aleutian chain and southeast to Washington, USA.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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Citations

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1Feeding Biology of the Blackfin Sculpin (Malacocottus kincaidi Gilbert and Thompson, 1905) and the Spinyhead Sculpin (Dasycottus setiger Bean, 1890) in the Northeastern Gulf of Alaska, STEPHEN C. JEWETT, ROBERT H. DAY, AND HOWARD M. FEDER, Pacific Science (1989) , vol. 43, no. 2, p. 144-151
2Jorrit 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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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