Paracottus knerii (Dybowski, 1874)
Stone sculpin
Paracottus knerii
photo by Sideleva, V.G.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  14.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range - 100 m
Distribution:  Asia: Lake Baikal and its tributaries, Gramninskie lakes (in the Baikal basin), the Enisei River and Lake Verkhnyanya Agata in its basin, and lakes in Tuva.
Biology:  Found mainly in the littoral zone, occurring exclusively over stone or sand. Spawns near shore at depths not exceeding 1.5 m, from the end of May to mid July. About 600 eggs are deposited under stones during spawning. Spent females move away to deeper waters (10-30m); males guard the eggs until the fry stage (Ref. 2058).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 June 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 28.04.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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