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Cottus ricei (Spoonhead sculpin; Spoonhead muddler; Rice's sculpin; Nelson's sculpin)

Synonyms: Cottopsis ricei; Cottus onychus; Cottus pollicaris; Uranidea pollicaris
Language: French; Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The spoonhead sculpin (Cottus ricei) is a North American freshwater fish of the Cottidae family that lives in the United States and Canada. This species is not as common as its cousin species the mottled sculpin.
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Adult Length [1]  5 inches (13 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Speleophils (rock cavity)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  1,200
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years

Protected Areas


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus dirus[3]
Cyathocephalus truncatus[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[3]
Proteocephalus pearsei[3]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Gibson, 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