Overall, the morphology, ultrasculpture and inferred growth patterns of the small dermal and other ossicles of both Cyclopterus lumpus and Liparis liparis differ significantly from those of each other and even moreso in structure and variety from the corresponding ossicles of the Cottidae
studied by Mdrss et al.
have at times been classified within the order Scorpaeniformes in the suborder Cottoidei, superfamily Cottoidea (e.
A review of the Cottidae
or sculpins found in the waters of Japan.
olivaceus (Storer), blackspotted topminnow W, NE Family Poeciliidae (live-bearing fishes) Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard), mosquitofish W Order Atheriniformes Family Atherinidae (silversides) Labidesthes sicculus (Cope), I brook silverside Menida beryllina (Cope), inland S silverside Order Mugiliformes Family Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, striped S mullet Order Gasterosteiformers S (sticklebacks) Family Gasterosteidae (sticklebacks) Culaea inconstans (Kirtland), N, SE brook stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus, NW Linnaeus, threespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus), NW ninespine stickleback Order Scorpaeniformes Family Cottidae
(sculpins) Cottus bairdi (Girard, mottled I sculpin C.
The taxonomic characters of the larvae of northern sculpin in this study may help differentiate northern sculpin larvae from its congeners, and other sympatric sculpin larvae, and further aid in solving complex systematic relationships within the family Cottidae
During this time, the AIs for Pleuronectidae and Hexagrammidae indicated a slight decline in relative abundance of Pacific cod, whereas the Cottidae
index indicated a greater decline in Pacific cod abundance.
vitreum, walleye 1, 6, 8, 10, 11, 62 Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniens, 1-11, 46 freshwater drum Cottidae
Cottus bairdi, mouled sculpin 8, 12-14, 19-24, 26-31, 33, 34, 36, 38-45, 51, 52, 55-58, 60, 61, 67, 68, 70 Most common species collected during 1994.
The family Pleuronectidae had the greatest number of taxa (9), followed by the family Cottidae
Agonidae [poachers], Cottidae
[sculpins]) or order (e.
Infrequently sighted fishes included those in the families Pholidae (gunnels, 6%), Cottidae
(sculpins, 3%), Pleuronectidae (flatfishes, 2%), and others (including ronquils, searchers, and unidentified fishes, 5%).
Reproductive ecology of hexagrammidae and cottidae
in the Pacific waters of Kamchatka.
Sculpins of the teleost family Cottidae
are nearly ubiquitous in cold-water benthic habitats of the Northern Hemisphere, comprising nearly 200 species in the North Pacific alone (Yabe and Nakabo, 1984; Sheiko and Federov, 2000; Mecklenburg et al.
Overall, the five most abundant families of prey were Clupeidae, Cottidae
, Embiotocidae, Gadidae, and Pleuronectidae.