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Enophrys bison (Girard, 1854)
Buffalo Sculpin
Family: Cottidae
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© Tim Loh  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #71908)

Source: Distribution of Enophrys bison as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Caudal broadly rounded. Pelvic fins small.

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

Biology

Species Biology

Commonly found in inshore rocky and sandy areas (Ref. 2850). Feeds mainly on algae (Ref. 2850) but also shrimps, crabs, amphipods, mussels, and small fishes (Ref. 4925). demersal; marine; depth range ? - 20 m (Ref. 2850). Tempeate.

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

Distribution

Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Monterey Bay, 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: 2024-04-22 9:58:53 AM]
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