Riffle sculpin

Riffle sculpins are found in headwater streams with cold water and rocky or gravelly substrate. They prefer permanent streams where the water does not exceed 25-26 More

Prickly sculpin, riffle sculpin and Coast Range sculpin may all be found in north coast streams. Maahs (1996) found very high numbers of sculpin relative to salmonids in intensively logged tributaries of the Ten Mile River. More

Riffle sculpins reach sexual maturity in the end of their second year, with spawning taking place in late winter to early spring. Females lay 462-1,000 or more eggs under rocks within swiftwater reaches of a stream. More

catfish, bluegill sunfish, riffle sculpin, and prickly sculpin (Figure 3). Figure 3. Prickly sculpin (SL: 95 mm) captured on February 8th. Zero O. mykiss were collected during this sample period. More

Rainbow trout, brown trout, and riffle sculpin were the only fish species found within the uppermost reaches of both forks of Battle Creek in a 1989 study of fish distribution within the portions of the watershed accessible to anadromous fish. More

Pricklies superficially resemble Riffle Sculpins; given the variation within species themselves, distinguishing the two kinds is sometimes difficult. Knowing the source often helps, as Riffles prefer headwater streams, but they are occasionally found together, Pricklies to me appear more slender and more gray rather than brown. More

In the Basin, riffle sculpin are most common in headwater streams where riffles are the predominant habitat. More

pectoral fins, the riffle sculpin (“muddler”) is able to maintain itself among the loose rocks in the gravel of swift riffles. It is a small, scaleless fish which is rather dark and usually mottled in coloration. More

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cottidae
Genus : Cottus
Species : Cottus gulosus
Authority : Girard, 1854