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(Animals) a scorpaenoid fish of the family Cottidae; the type genus, having four yellowish knobs on its head. See also cottid
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Noun1.cottus - type genus of the Cottidae: sculpinsCottus - type genus of the Cottidae: sculpins
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
bullhead - freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
miller's-thumb - small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America
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147-163) And again, three other sons were born of Earth and Heaven, great and doughty beyond telling, Cottus and Briareos and Gyes, presumptuous children.
The inland form of Prickly Sculpin, Cottus asper, became established in the Santa Clara and Mohave rivers in the early 1990s and persists.
Fishes include northern leatherside (NLS), redside shiner (RSS, (Richardsonius balteatus), speckled dace (SPD, Rhinichthys osculus), longnose dace (LND, Rhinichthys cataractae), mountain sucker (MTS, Catostomus platyrhynchus), mottled sculpin (MSC, Cottus bairdi), and Bonneville cutthroat trout (BRC, Onchorynchus clarki utah).
Alternate fish morphologies have evolved in fishes that occupy other niches, and include bottom clingers (sculpins, Cottus spp.
According to Reinecke et al [136] in most bony fish species with the exception of Cottus, IGF-1 and insulin display a distinct cellular distribution, similar to that of mammals which may indicate that the branching of IGF-1 and insulin has occurred at the phylogenetic level of bony fish.
A fourth cottid in the Baltic Sea, the European bullhead Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758, was not included in the study because of insufficient material.
Hesiod relates how Briareos and his brothers, Cottus and Gyes, threw three hundred rocks against the Titans and cast them into Tartarus, and that the hundred-handed monsters guarded them in the underworld (Theog.
042 (brook stickleback) Cottidae Cottus bairdii (mottled sculpin) 778 2.
Geographical distribution and variation of two types of Cottus nozawae in Hokkaido, and morphological characteristics of C.
ABSTRACT -- The banded sculpin, Cottus carolinae (Gill), is a common benthic fish found throughout much of the Ohio River Basin, including the Cumberland and Tennessee River drainages.