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Paracottus knerii (Stone sculpin)

Synonyms: Cottus kneri; Cottus knerii; Paracottus kneri; Paracottus kneri putorania; Paracottus knerii kneri
Language: German; Mandarin Chinese; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Paracottus knerii, the stone sculpin, is a species of cottoid fish endemic to Russia, where it is found in Lake Baikal and surrounding tributaries as well as the Gramninskie Lakes, Lake Verkhnaya Agata and the Enisei River and various lakes in Tuva. It is a nearshore fish that breeds in waters less than 1.5 m depth, but at other seasons may migrate down to 30 m. It spawns under stones and the male guards the eggs. Maximum length of the stone sculpin would be 14.4 centimetres (5.7 in) TL. This species is the only recognized member of its genus.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baikalskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 458883 Russia  
Barguzinskiy Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik Ia 924970 Buryatia, Russia


Hucho taimen (Taimen)[1]


External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1"Ecology of Siberian Taimen Hucho taimen in the Lake Baikal Basin", Arcadi N. Matveyev, Nikolai M. Pronin, Vitali P. Samusenok, Charles R. Bronte, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Volume 24, Issue 4, 1998, Pages 905–916
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0