Cottocomephorus alexandrae Taliev, 1935
Cottocomephorus alexandrae
photo by Sideleva, V.G.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  14.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Lake Baikal, most numerous in southern part of the lake, Maloye Morye Strait and Selenga River delta.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 20-22; Vertebrae: 38-40
Biology:  Feeds on mesoplankton, young Cottocomephorus and benthic amphipods (Ref. 51998). Lives deeper than 10-400 m during feeding (Ref. 51998).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.09.05

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