By Bryant Alexander, Period 2
MOVEMENT AND EATING
- They are nocturnal feeders and make effective use of their cryptic coloration when they stalk or ambush prey.
- Young banded sculpins consume aquatic insect immatures, including caddisflies, mayflies
- Mature sculpin eat mostly crayfish.
- Do not move much only during night
- Birds, Snakes, and other Sculpin
- Ex. belted kingfishers and great blue herons
- Northern Water Snakes
- Adult Sculpin eat younger sculpin for comepetition