Cottus microstomus

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Cottus microstomus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Cottus
C. microstomus
Binomial name
Cottus microstomus
Heckel, 1837

Cottus microstomus is a species of sculpin, a European freshwater fish in the family Cottidae. It is widespread in the Dniester drainage (Black Sea basin), Odra and Vistula drainages (southern Baltic basin), most likely extending further east to the Gulf of Finland.[2] It is part of the wider European Cottus gobio complex, and possibly makes hybrid zones with Cottus gobio (European bullhead) and Cottus koshewnikowi.[1] It is a demersal fish, up to 10.1 cm long.


  1. ^ a b Freyhof J. (2011) Cottus microstomus The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species v. 2016-3. Downloaded on 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Cottus microstomus" in FishBase. December 2012 version.