Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Cottoidei
(Sculpins) > Cottidae
Etymology: Oligocottus: Greek, oligos = small + Greek, kottos = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335); snyderi: Named after John Otterbein Snyder, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - ? m. Subtropical; 59°N -
Eastern Pacific: Sitka, southeastern Alaska to Rio Socorro, northern Baja California, Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850); max. reported age: 3.00 years (Ref. 56049)
A resident intertidal species with homing behavior (Ref. 32612) found in shallow rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Commonly found in tide pools, often in algae (Ref. 2850). Can leave tide pools when aquatic conditions become inhospitable (Ref. 31184). Breathes air when out of water (Ref. 31184).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans