Cottoidei


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Cottoidei

a suborder of the order Perciformes of fishes important because of the large number of poisonous species that it contains.
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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.
Shinohara & Imamura 2007), and Wiley & Johnson (2010) most recently classified the former Cottoidei in a separate order Cottiformes.
This study is the first detailed account of the small dermal tubercles and other ossicles of members of the teleostean order Cottiformes, suborder Cottoidei, of the Baltic Sea.