Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Icelinus: From Icelus = the Morpheus name; mythology; limbaughi: Named for Conrad Limbaugh, SIO.. More on author: Rosenblatt.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 86 m (Ref. 75898), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 75898). Subtropical
Eastern Pacific: USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75898)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9 - 10;
soft rays: 8 - 12;
Vertebrae: 31 - 36. This species is distinct from its congeners by the following characters: dorsal scale band from under the 4th-7th dorsal-fin spine to under penultimate or last dorsal-fin ray, not reaching onto caudal peduncle; naked axilla of pectorals; cirri on dorsal-fin spines absent; one common opening of the anterior terminal mandibular pore; no nasal cirri; no elongated dorsal-fin spines; absence of parietal spines (Ref. 75898).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rosenblatt, R.H. and W.L. Smith, 2004. Icelinus limbaughi: a new species of sculpin (Teleostei: Cottidae) from southern California. Copeia 2004(3):556-561. (Ref. 75898)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8 - 8.8, mean 8.8 (based on 3 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00300 - 0.01669), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .