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Chitonotus pugetensis (Steindachner, 1876)
Roughback Sculpin
Family: Cottidae
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Source: Distribution of Chitonotus pugetensis as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 17. Caudal fin large, barely rounded. Pelvic fins small.

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


Species Biology

Commonly found on sand bottom, also on mud bottom. Occurs in intertidal areas and up to 142 m depth (Ref. 2850). Feeds on shrimps and other crustaceans (Ref. 4925). Aquarium observations indicate that this is nocturnal (Ref. 2850). demersal; marine; depth range ? - 142 m (Ref. 2850), usually ? - 73 m (Ref. 6885). Subtropical.

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



Eastern Pacific: Trail Island, Wark Channel, northern British Columbia to Bahia Santa Maria, southern Baja California, Mexico. Probably occurring in southeastern Alaska (Ref. 2850).

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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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: 2024-05-28 7:08:19 AM]
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