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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.
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.
nigrum Rafinesque--Johnny Darter (N) Etheostoma spectabile (Agassiz)-- Orangethroat Darter (N) Percina caprodes (Rafinesque)--Logperch (N) Percina copelandi (Jordan)--Channel Darter (N) Percina evides (Jordan and Copeland)--Gilt Darter (N) Percina maculata (Girard)--Blackside Darter (N) Percina sciera (Swain)--Dusky Darter (I) Percina shumardi (Girard)--River Darter (N) Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniens Rafinesque--Freshwater Drum (N) Cottidae Cottus bairdii Girard--Mottled Sculpin (N) Cottus ricei (Nelson)--Spoonhead Sculpin (N) Gobiidae Neogobius melanostomus (Pallus)--Round Goby (E) Proterorhinus semilunaris (Heckel)--Tubenose Goby (E)
It is now possible to perform a near exhaustive search to identify genes and to study gene expression as a measure of evolutionary change in Cottus.
Competitive interactions between benthic stream fishes: riffle sculpin Cottus gulosus, and speckled dace Rhinichthys osculus.
The helminth parasites of Bullhead Cottus gobio and the stone loach Noemacheilus barbatulus (L) from the River Avon.
Associations between genetic heterozigosity and morphological variability in freshwater sculpins, genus Cottus (Teleostei: Cottidae).
Alternate fish morphologies have evolved in fishes that occupy other niches, and include bottom clingers (sculpins, Cottus spp.
muelleri (Levinsen, 1881) Yamaguti, 1954 in Cottus scorpius, Gadus ovak from Edgedesminde; G.