Neocottus werestschagini (Taliev, 1935)
Neocottus werestschagini
photo by Sideleva, V.G.

Family:  Cottidae (Sculpins)
Max. size:  9.8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; freshwater; depth range 877 - 1400 m
Distribution:  Asia: Endemic to Lake Baikal, Russia.
Biology:  Occurs over a silted sand bottom (Ref. 2058). Rare, deepwater species (Ref. 26334).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 26 June 2020 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found only in Lake Baikal (Ref. 26334). Also Ref. 2058, 58294. nEurRus

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