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Gymnocanthus tricuspis Arctic staghorn sculpin

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lexID:
4942 
AphiaID:
127198 
Scientific:
Gymnocanthus tricuspis 
German:
Seeskorpion 
English:
Arctic Staghorn Sculpin 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Cottidae (Family) > Gymnocanthus (Genus) > tricuspis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Reinhardt, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Russland, Alaska, Arctic (North Polar Sea), Barents Sea, Canada , Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Spitsbergen /Svalbard, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 556 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
28.4 °F - 55.4 °F (-2°C - 13°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Krill, Sea squirts, Worms, Zoobenthos 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Gymnocanthus detrisus
  • Gymnocanthus galeatus
  • Gymnocanthus herzensteini
  • Gymnocanthus intermedius
  • Gymnocanthus pistilliger
  • Gymnocanthus vandesandei
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-01 17:42:21 

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(Reinhardt, 1830)

Distribution:
Arctic, Northwest to Northeast Atlantic: to Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada and rarely Maine, USA. Northeast Atlantic: eastern coasts of Greenland, Iceland, northern coast of Norway to White and throughout Barents Sea to Spitzbergen and Novaya Zemlya.

Biology:
Burrows into sand and sand-mud bottoms with salinities of 32-35 ppt, sometimes as low as 16-30 ppt.
Benthic.
Feeds on small benthic amphipods and polychaetes.

Synonymised taxa:
Cottus tricuspis Reinhardt, 1830
Gymnacanthus tricuspis (Reinhardt, 1830) (misspelling)
Gymnocanthus triscuspis (Reinhardt, 1832) (spelling variation)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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