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Psychrolutes sigalutes (Jordan & Starks, 1895)
Soft Sculpin
Family: Psychrolutidae

© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #37335)

Source: Distribution of Psychrolutes sigalutes as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 15. Dorsal spines and rays covered with skin; caudal rounded; pelvic fins partly attached to body (Ref. 6885). Color variable, changing rapidly; translucent pink to gray or brown on dorsal surface, lighter on fins; pectoral fins pale or bright orange; some dark spots on fins and vague darker markings on body; sometimes spotted; eyes orange (Ref. 6885).

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).


Species Biology

Occurs in rocky areas, among sponges; also found on soft bottoms (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 225 m (Ref. 50610). Climate: temperate; 66°N - 46°N

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).



Northeast Pacific: Bering Sea to southern Puget Sound, Washington, USA.

Source: FishBase. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2020-06-01 2:49:32 AM]
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