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

Prey / Diet Overlap


Myoxocephalus brandtii[1]


Parasitized by 
Brachyphallus crenatus[2]
Genolinea laticauda[2]
Neophasis oculata[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;

External References



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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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