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Scorpaeniformes - Cottidae

Synchirus gilli (Manacled Sculpin)

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Geographic Range: SE Alaska, 55 to 59 °N - S. California, 32 to 34 °N
Ecology: Intertidal, nearshore shelf demersal
Early Life History Pattern: Oviparous; demersal, attached, adhesive eggs; pelagic larvae


Area: Shallow, rocky subtidal areas (extreme nearshore), larvae collected 0 and 4 m from shore
Season: Jan - Feb through Apr (British Columbia), larvae collected in
spring1 ; May2
Mode: Internal fertilization, eggs laid in masses on Laminaria holdfasts (15-20 eggs/mass)
Age At First Maturity:

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