Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottocomephoridae
Etymology: Cottocomephorus: Greek, kottos = a fish + Greek,kome, es = long hair + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range 20 - 300 m. Boreal; 4°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 55°N - 50°N
Asia: Endemic to Lake Baikal and its tributaries. Occurs virtually in all regions of the open part of Lake Baikal. Also found in the Angara (as far as the mouth) and in the Irkut; enters the estuaries of the rivers falling into Baikal.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058)
Feeds mainly on the plankton: the copepod Epischura baicalensis, the amphipod Macrohectopus branickii and on the larvae of its own genus.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Berg, L.S., 1965. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 3, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). (Ref. 2058)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6270 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5; K=0.26).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .