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Scorpaeniformes - Cottidae

Clinocottus globiceps (Mosshead Sculpin)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
More information for this taxon at: LarvalBase | FishBase | Univ. Washington Data

EGG INFORMATION

Egg Diameter (min-max in mm): 1.5 - 2
Number of Oil Globules (min-max):
Oil Globule Diameter (min-max in mm):
Yolk: Homogeneous
Chorion:
Egg/Embryo Pigment:
Pigment Diagnostics:
Diagnostic Characters:

LARVAE INFORMATION

Hatch Size (min-max in mm SL): 5.1 - 5.4
Preanal Length (%SL): <50
Flexion Length (in mm SL): 6.2 - ca. 8.1
Length at Transformation (in mm SL): 12.9 - 13.5
Fin Development Sequence: Caudal; dorsal, anal, and pectorals; pelvics
Larval Pigment Regions: In each developmental larval stage, pigment is present in the regions listed below
(click for pigment regions)
Yolk-sac: crown, nape, dorsal gut, lateral gut, caudal finfold, ventral, caudal,
Preflexion: crown, nape, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, caudal finfold, ventral, caudal,
Flexion: crown, nape, dorsal gut, lateral gut, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, ventral, caudal,
Postflexion: mouth, crown, nape, cheek, isthmus, dorsal gut, lateral gut, ventral gut, dorsal finfold, caudal finfold, pectoral fin, dorsal, ventral, mediolateral, caudal,
Juvenile:
Pigment Diagnostics: Distinguished from other Clinocottus spp. by: heavy pigment on head, nape and gut; distinguished from C. recalvus by: 4-8 postanal ventral melanophores
Diagnostic Characters: Late flexion: 15-20 preopercular spines and a cluster of spines in parietal region. Distinguished from other preflexion Clinocottus spp. by: heavy pigment on head, nape, and gut. Distinguished from C. recalvus by: 4-8 postanal ventral melanophores


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