Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Psychrolutidae > Malacocottus > Malacocottus zonurus

Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin; Darkfin sculpin; Soft Sculpin)

Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese

Prey / Diet

Chionoecetes opilio (snow crab)[1]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[2]
Lithodes aequispinus (golden king crab)[2]
Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin)[1]
Ophiopholis aculeata (daisy brittle star)[1]
Pandalus borealis (northern shrimp)[1]
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)[2]
Rhachotropis aculeata[1]
Stegocephalus inflatus[1]
Yoldia bartschi (almond yoldia)[1]


Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[2]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[2]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[2]
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[3]
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)[2]
Bathyraja matsubarai (Dusky-purple skate)[3]
Careproctus cyclocephalus (Snailfish)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[2]
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)[2]
Hemitripterus bolini (Bigmouth sculpin)[2]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[4]
Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin)[1]
Polypera simushirae[2]
Sebastes borealis (Black-throated rock-fish)[2]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[2]


Parasitized by 
Lepidapedon gymnocanthi <Unverified Name>[5]
Opecoelus sphaericus[5]
Steringophorus furciger[5]


North Pacific: northern Japan (Ref. 559), Sea of Okhotsk and Cape Navarin in the western Bering Sea to Agattu Island in the Aleutian chain and Washington, USA.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Feeding of Soft Sculpin Malacocottus zonurus (Psychrolutidae) in the Western Bering Sea, V. V. Napazakov and V. I. Chuchukalo, Journal of Ichthyology, 2006, Vol. 46, No. 8, pp. 600–605.
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.
3The Diets and Feeding Habits of Some Deep-Water Benthic Skates (Rajidae) in the Pacific Waters Off the Northern Kuril Islands and Southeastern Kamchatka, Alexei M. Orlov, Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 5(1):1–17. 1998
4Diet of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, I. N. Moukhametov, A. M. Orlov, and B. M. Leaman, INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION, Technical Report No. 52 (2008)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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