Great Basin Naturalist


The Shoshone sculpin (Cottus greenei) is found only in springs of the Thousand Springs formation along the Snake River in Idaho. In 1983 a small population of Shoshone sculpin was introduced into an unnamed spring in the Thousand Springs formation in an attempt to increase the range of the species. Previously, the only sculpin in that spring was the mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi). The Shoshone sculpin was able to establish itself and become the predominant fish within 8 years.