Mottled Sculpin
Common name(s):
Scientific name:
MOTTLED SCULPIN
COTTUS BAIRDII
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Distribution Map
Origin: Native
Interesting Facts:
- A small fish found in many cold-water streams.
- Is a bottom dwelling fish that serves as a forage fish for stream-dwelling trout.
- Thrives best in densely covered areas due to trout predation.
- Spawning occurs from late winter to early spring. Males spawn with multiple
females then guard the eggs for two weeks until they hatch.