Dwarf sculpin

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Dwarf sculpin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Abyssocottidae
Genus: Procottus
Species: P. gurwicii
Binomial name
Procottus gurwicii
(Taliev, 1946)[1]
  • Metacottus gurwicii Taliev, 1946
  • Procottus gurwici (Taliev, 1946)
  • Procottus jeittelesi minor Taliev, 1946

Procottus gurwicii, the dwarf sculpin, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia.[3] It was discovered in 1946 when a single male specimen was found in the coastal waters of the lake, at a depth of about 93 metres. The specimen measured a total length of 6.2 centimetres.[3]


  1. ^ Taliev, D. N. 1946 A new genus Cottoidei from Lake Baikal. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 54 (no. 1): 89-92.
  2. ^ Synonyms of Procottus gurwicii at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ a b Procottus gurwicii at www.fishbase.org.