Wood River sculpin

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Wood River sculpin
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Cottus
Species: C. leiopomus
Binomial name
Cottus leiopomus
C. H. Gilbert & Evermann, 1894

The Wood River sculpin (Cottus leiopomus) is a species of fish in the Cottidae family.[1] It is endemic to the Big Wood and Little Wood Rivers and their tributaries upstream of Magic Reservoir in Blaine County, Idaho in the United States.[2] Its habitat is similar to other sculpins: small to medium sized streams that are cool and have swift currents. It is a species of concern because of its restricted distribution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Cottus leiopomus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.idahoafs.org/ - Wood River Sculpin. Retrieved 19 January 2012.