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Cottus chattahoochee  Neely, Williams & Mayden, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae (Sculpins)
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335);  chattahoochee: The specific name is in reference to the Chattahoochee River, to which this species is endemic. Chattahoochee is derived from a Lower Creek American Indian town on the river; originally means 'marked or picture rocks.'.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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North America: Chattahoochee River drainage above the Fall Line in Georgia, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 72414)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal soft rays: 11 - 14; Vertebrae: 29 - 32. Diagnosed from all congeners except Cottus tallapoosae by the combination of the following characters: modally eight infraorbital canal pores; five bones in the suborbital series; reduced palatine teeth; a flexible spine and four rays in the pelvic fin; preoperculomandibular canals not fused at anterior rami of mandibles, with two pores at tip of chin; pectoral rays simple; preopercular armature well-developed with two or three spines; chin not mottled; and dorsal fins separate. Differs from Cottus tallapoosae on the basis of dermal prickling well-developed, consisting of a postpectoral patch and prickles on the area immediately adjacent to the anterodorsal part of the lateral line (vs. prickles absent or reduced); a complete lateral line (vs. usually incomplete); and moderate or wide saddles (vs. narrow or moderate) (Ref. 72414).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits small streams with gravel or cobble substrate (Ref. 72414).

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Neely, D.A., J.D. Williams and R.L. Mayden, 2007. Two new sculpins of the genus Cottus (Teleostei: Cottidae) from rivers of the eastern north America. Copeia 2007(3):641-655. (Ref. 72414)

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00341 - 0.02227), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 (33 of 100) .