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Icelus spiniger  Gilbert, 1896

Thorny sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Icelus: From Icelus = the Morpheus name; mythology.   More on author: Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 25 - 770 m (Ref. 6793).   Temperate, preferred ?

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North Pacific: eastern Sea of Okhotsk to Cape Navarin in the Bering Sea to Agattu Island in the Aleutian chain and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56391)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17. Caudal fin rounded; pectoral fins rounded, reaching anus, lower rays exserted (Ref. 6885). Color brownish on upper surface, paler below; four dark saddles across back; dark bands on dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins, the other fins are plain (Ref. 6885).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00457 - 0.01148), b=3.05 (2.91 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .