Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottocomephoridae
Etymology: Paracottus: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 2058). Boreal; 4°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 5.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2058)
Asia: Lake Baikal and its tributaries, Gramninskie lakes (in the Baikal basin), the Enisei River and Lake Verkhnyanya Agata in its basin, and lakes in Tuva.
Found mainly in the littoral zone, occurring exclusively over stone or sand. Spawns near shore at depths not exceeding 1.5 m, from the end of May to mid July. About 600 eggs are deposited under stones during spawning. Spent females move away to deeper waters (10-30m); males guard the eggs until the fry stage (Ref. 2058).
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=600; K=0.16; tm=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .