Banded Sculpin

KANSAS: SINC
FEDERAL: N/A
Scientific Name: Cottus carolinae
CATEGORY: SINC
SPECIES CLASS: Fishes
Date Listed: SINC 1987
Recovery Plan: No

SPECIES DESCRIPTION

The Banded Sculpin lives in swift riffles over rubble bottoms in clear, permanent streams. They eat the larvae of stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies, as well as amphipods, small mollusks, crayfish, and small fish.
Banded Sculpins are abundant in Ozark streams. The Sculpin enters Kansas only where reliable springs maintain a streamflow cool and clear enough to sustain the species through the summer. It is now known only from Shoal Creek, Cherokee County.

SPECIES PROTECTION AND CRITICAL HABITATS: DESIGNATED CRITICAL HABITATS
The following counties contain critical habitat for Banded Sculpin:
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