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Jordania zonope Starks, 1895
Longfin Sculpin
Family: Cottidae
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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15997)

Source: Distribution of Jordania zonope as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 17 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22 - 24. Caudal fin rounded (Ref. 6885). Color olive green and generously marked with red; six or seven dark saddles across back and another series of dark spots along midside; oblique dark bands across dorsal and pectoral fins; wide dark, and narrow light sinuous bands on head (Ref. 6885).

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


Species Biology

Occurs in intertidal areas and to 38 m depth, in rocky areas and kelp (Ref. 2850). Frequently hangs vertically on rock faces (Ref. 2850). Active and highly territorial during the breeding season (Ref. 6885). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 38 m (Ref. 2850). Climate: temperate.

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



Eastern Pacific: Baranof Island, southeastern Alaska to Point Lobos, 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)
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: 2024-04-22 7:58:06 AM]
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