family Cyclopteridae


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Noun1.family Cyclopteridae - lumpfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
Scorpaenoidea, suborder Scorpaenoidea - mail-cheeked fishes: scorpionfishes; gurnards
Cyclopterus, genus Cyclopterus - type genus of the Cyclopteridae: lumpfishes
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The family Cyclopteridae is represented by about 16 genera and 28 species (Eschmeyer et al., 2017) that inhabit the cold waters of the northern hemisphere (Nelson et al., 2016).
In contrast, another member of the family Cyclopteridae, Lethotremus awae, is a multiple spawner during every mating season and is characterized by asynchronous development of vitellogenic oocytes (Abe and Sato, 2009)--a reproductive strategy that may be attributed to the more southern range of this species: eastern coast of central Japan and Yellow Sea near Chefoo (Pavlov and Emel'yanova, 2016).
The families Cyclopteridae and Liparidae have sometimes been combined into the family Cyclopteridae, but currently are thought to be sister groups and together represent one of the more basal clades of Cottoidei (Ueno 1970; Jackson 2004; Knudsen et al.