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Microcottus sellaris  (Gilbert, 1896)

Brightbelly sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Microcottus: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 50550).   Temperate

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North Pacific: off the Okhotsk coast of Hokkaido to the northern Sea of Japan and the Bering Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Four preopercular spines, the uppermost curved upward (Ref. 559). Supraocular cirrus simple (Ref. 559). Pelvic fin united with belly by means of a wide dermal fold (Ref. 559).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in the littoral zone at depths up to 30 m. Probably spawns in the littoral zone and its larvae and fry are transported to river estuaries in tides (Ref. 26949).

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00341 - 0.02227), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
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) .