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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Otters in northeastern Czech Republic were observed to eat mainly fish and Cottus poecilopus (71%) and Salmotrutta m.
Many fishes in lotic systems rely on benthic fauna (i.e., aquatic insects and crustaceans) as a primary food source, including mottled sculpin (Cottus bardi), various darters (Etheostoma sp., Percina sp., and Ammocrypta pellucida) and sport-fishes (e.g., Salmonidae).
Mechanosensory based orienting behaviors in fluvial and lacustrine populations of mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdi).
Live non-native fishes captured were mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) (51), arroyo chub (Gila orcutti) (15), fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) (102), Mississippi silverside (Menidia audens) (15), carp, Cyprinus carpio (97), prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) (63), and green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) (114).
Sculpins of the genus Cottus are an important component of the freshwater ichthyofauna of the Pacific Northwest.
Other fish and fishlike species discovered in the nursery streams were the following: bullhead, Cottus gobio, stone loach, Barbatula barbatula, brook lamprey, Lampetra planeri, grayling, Thymallus thymallus, European chub, Squalius cephalus, European eel, Anguilla anguilla, and gudgeon, Gobio gobio.
Sperm of freshwater species, such as bullhead Cottus gobio L.
Genetic variability, population size and isolation of distinct populations in the freshwater fish (Cottus gobio L.).