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Cottocomephorus alexandrae  Taliev, 1935

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottocomephoridae (Bighead sculpins)
Etymology: Cottocomephorus: Greek, kottos = a fish + Greek,kome, es = long hair + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Asia: Lake Baikal, most numerous in southern part of the lake, Maloye Morye Strait and Selenga River delta.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51998)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 20 - 22; Vertebrae: 38 - 40

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on mesoplankton, young Cottocomephorus and benthic amphipods (Ref. 51998). Lives deeper than 10-400 m during feeding (Ref. 51998).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Sideleva, V.G., 2003. Growth and reproduction of cottoid fishes. p. 57-61. In V.G. Sideleva. The endemic fishes of Lake Baikal. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. 270 p. (Ref. 51998)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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