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Noun1.Pholidae - a family of fish of suborder Blennioidea
fish family - any of various families of fish
Blennioidea, suborder Blennioidea - blennies; butterfishes; gunnels
bracketed blenny, gunnel - small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic
genus Pholis, Pholis - type genus of the Pholidae: gunnels
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* Stichaeid and pholid perciforms (pricklebacks and gunnels) guard their egg masses by curling around them (Qasim, 1957; Hughes, 1986; Coleman, 1992).
These include the pholid Apodichthys fucorum Jordan & Gilbert 1880 (USNM 26994) and the pleuronectids Pleuronichthys decurrens Jordan & Gilbert 1881 (USNM 27115) and Ph, uronichthys verlicalis Jordan & Gilbert 1880 (USNM 27280).
flavidus are compared with larvae of other pholid species included in the genus Apodichthys by Yatsu (1981, 1985): Xererpes fucorum and Ulvicola sanctaerosae.