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

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

Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese

Prey / Diet



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.;

External References



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