Some fishy stuff goes on here...
I am currently a graduate student at Humboldt State University in northern California where I am establishing a baseline biodiversity index for tidepool fish communities, evaluating rockfish recruitment in tidepools and examining the genetic connectivity of sculpins in tidepools.
I graduated from Lake Superior State University with a B.S. in fisheries management and a minor in chemistry.
I have been keeping all kinds of fish for over 10 years now, so feel free to ask about anything related to freshwater or brackish water aquariums or really anything about fish!
Northern Clingfish Gobiesox maeandricus
First picture is a juvenile, the rest are an adult. The pelvic fins are modified to form a suction disc that makes them extremely difficult to get out of a bucket to collect data on them.
Whitespotted Greenling Hexagrammos stelleri
Tidepool Snailfish Liparis florae
Pricklebacks. Family: Stichaeidae
Monkeyface Prickleback Cebidichthys violaceus
Black Prickleback Xiphister atropurpureus
Rock Prickleback Xiphister mucosus
Sculpins! Family: Cottidae
Fluffy Sculpin Oligocottus snyderi
Tidepool Sculpin Oligocottus maculatus
Mosshead Sculpin Clinocottus globiceps
Roughcheek Sculpin Ruscarius creaseri
Juvenile Black Rockfish
If anyone is interested, I have a couple brackish water fish I’m selling. They are a Monodactylus argenteus (~4” long, 4” tall) and a columbian shark catfish (Sciades seemanni) that is around 7” long. Send me a message if you want to buy either of them and we can decide on a reasonable price!