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Triglops pingelii  Reinhardt, 1837

Ribbed sculpin
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Triglops: Greek, trigla, es = red mullet + greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 930 m (Ref. 58496), usually 18 - 91 m (Ref. 2850).   Temperate; 79°N - 41°N

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Arctic: Alaskan Beaufort Sea (Ref. 28503). North Pacific: Japan through the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea to Washington, USA. North Atlantic: Cape Cod, USA to Greenland, Spitzbergen, and Denmark (Ref. 27436). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7297); 20.2 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 23 - 26. Caudal fin small. Lower 7-8 rays of pectoral fins moderately exserted but not especially thickened.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on mud bottoms with some rocks (Ref. 4698). Maximum depth reported at 930 m (58426). Benthic to epibenthic (Ref. 58426). Feeds on small crustaceans, usually amphipods and mysids, rarely polychaetes and fishes (Ref. 4698).

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Pietsch, T.W., 1993. Systematics and distribution of cottid fishes of the genus Triglops Reinhardt (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 109:335-393. (Ref. 7297)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -1.6 - 6.7, mean 0.4 (based on 4342 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00324 - 0.00890), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .