Banded sculpin

The Banded sculpin lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Food Habits of the Banded Sculpin (Cottus carolinae) in Oklahoma With Reference to Predation on the Oklahoma Salamander (Eurycea tynerensis) - Renn Tumlison1 and George R. More

The banded sculpin, Cottus carolinae (Gill), is typically rusty brown with four dark, narrow, dorsal saddles, at least the posterior three of which are generally distinct with darker edges. More

The Banded Sculpin lives in swift riffles over rubble bottoms in clear, permanent streams. They eat the larvae of stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies, as well as amphipods, small mollusks, crayfish, and small fish. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The banded sculpin can be distinguished from the mottled sculpin by a less robust body, intense dorsal saddles with dark edges, and somewhat longer snout. More

Common names

banded sculpin in English
Kanawha sculpin in Unknown
卡罗来纳杜父鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
卡羅來納杜父魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Cottidae
Genus : Cottus
Species : Cottus carolinae
Authority : Gill, 1861