Stichaeus punctatus punctatus (Fabricius, 1780)
Arctic shanny
Stichaeus punctatus punctatus
photo by Lavan, J.

Family:  Stichaeidae (Pricklebacks), subfamily: Stichaeinae
Max. size:  22 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  North Pacific: south to British Columbia. North Atlantic: Arctic to western Greenland and Maine, USA (Ref. 7251).
Biology:  Found in subtidal rocky to sandy areas (Ref. 2850). Benthic; feeds on crustaceans and worms (Ref. 58426).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.06.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.94

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