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Artedius lateralis (Girard, 1854)
Smoothhead Sculpin
Family: Cottidae
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© Aaron Baldwin  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #13614)

Source: Distribution of Artedius lateralis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Caudal fin rounded. Lower 8 pectoral rays thickened and exserted. Pelvic fins small.

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


Species Biology

Occurs in the intertidal (common) and to 13 m depth (Ref. 2850). May remain out of water under rocks or seaweeds (Ref. 31184). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184). demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 13 m (Ref. 2850). Temperate.

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



North Pacific: Komandorski Islands, Russia and the Bering Sea coast of Alaska to the Aleutian chain and Bahia San Quintin, northern Baja California, Mexico.

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) 2021. 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: 2024-05-29 8:33:47 AM]
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