A new Cottiusculus from the Sea of Japan (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae)

Abstract : 

A new species of sculpins, Cottiusculus primoricus, is described from the Sea of Japan off Far Eastern Russia. It is similar to C. gonez in possession of the straight uppermost preopercular spine, short and simple nasal spines and lateral line not extending onto caudal fin, but differs from that species in the terminal point of the uppermost preopercular spine not barbed, dorsal-fin spines in males not distinctly elongated, in coloration and in some other minor details. A key for identification of all known species of Cottiusculus is presented


Keyword : 

Sculpins, new species, Far East of Russia


Author(s) : , M. Grasso
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