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Cottus koshewnikowi  Gratzianov, 1907

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Europe: Upper Volga, Ural and Dniepr drainages and northern and eastern Gulf of Bothnia in Finland and northern Sweden. Southern Baltic tributaries west to Estonia (Ref. 55856). Cottus populations from Dniepr, Ural and Pechora drainages are tentatively identified as Cottus koshewnikowi (Ref. 59043).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101366)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 11 - 14. Can be distinguished from other species of Cottus in Europe by the combination of the following characters: lateral line incomplete; reaching to anal-fin base, usually with 17-25 pores; at vertical of 10th ray of second dorsal fin, lateral line clearly above horizontal midline, distance from dorsal midline to lateral line 1.5-2.1 times in distance from ventral midline to lateral line; no distinct transverse bands on pelvic fin; prickling on body variable, in juveniles usually extending to caudal peduncle (Ref. 55856).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits medium-sized rivers to small streams, and lake shores (Ref. 59043).

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

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Freyhof, J., M. Kottelat and A. Nolte, 2005. Taxonomic diversity of European Cottus with description of eight new species (Teleostei: Cottidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(2):107-172. (Ref. 55856)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00349 - 0.02279), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .