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Blepsias cirrhosus (Pallas, 1814)
Silverspot Sculpin
Family: Hemitripteridae
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Source: Distribution of Blepsias cirrhosus as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20 - 25; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 18 - 21. Caudal fin rounded. Pelvic fins small.

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

Biology

Species Biology

Occurs in intertidal areas and to 37 m depth, but more common in subtidal areas (Ref. 2850). Often found among algae (Ref. 2850). Adults inject eggs into the tissue near the gastral cavity of a sponge to use as a spawning bed (Ref. 34818). demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 50550). Temperate.

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

Distribution

Distribution

North Pacific: Sea of Japan to the Bering Sea and to San Simeon, central California, USA.

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

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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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: 2022-01-23 8:21:37 PM]
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