Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Stichaeidae > Anoplarchus > Anoplarchus purpurescens

Anoplarchus purpurescens (Cockscomb prickleback; Crested blenny; High cockscomb)

Synonyms: Anoplarchus purpurescens archolepis
Language: Chinese; Mandarin Chinese; Polish

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Channel Islands National Park II 139010 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada


Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]


Parasitized by 
Lecithaster gibbosus[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr


Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Eastern Pacific: Pribilof Islands, Alaska to Santa Rosa Island and Trinidad Bay, southern California, USA.; Gulf of Alaska; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

External References



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