Cottiusculus gonez Jordan & Starks, 1904
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Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 150 - 250 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from the Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Pacific coast of Hokkaido.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays: 11-13. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: simple nasal spines; almost straight uppermost preopercular spine with 2 small cusps dorsally and barbed posterior cusp; elongated first dorsal fin in males; lateral line reaching almost base of caudal fin; with ventral lateral cirrus (Ref. 83439).
Biology:  Usually occurs on sandy-muddy bottoms (Ref. 83439).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.06.96
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.05.10

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