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  1. Cottidae, family Cottidaenoun



  1. Cottidae

    The Cottidae are a family of fish in the superfamily Cottoidea, the sculpins. It is the largest sculpin family, with about 275 species in 70 genera. They are referred to simply as cottids to avoid confusion with sculpins of other families.Cottids are distributed worldwide, especially in boreal and colder temperate climates. The center of diversity is the northern Pacific Ocean. Species occupy many types of aquatic habitats, including marine and fresh waters, and deep and shallow zones. A large number occur in near-shore marine habitat types, such as kelp forests and shallow reefs. They can be found in estuaries and in bodies of fresh water.Most cottids are small fish, under 10 cm (3.9 in) in length.


  1. cottidae

    Cottidae is a family of fish, commonly known as sculpins, that are found in both saltwater and freshwater environments across the Northern Hemisphere. They are characterized by their large, broad heads, wide mouths, and small, spiny fins. The type of environments they inhabit vary greatly between species. Some prefer rocky coastlines, while others dwell in rivers, lakes, or even the deepest depths of the ocean.


  1. Cottidae

    The Cottidae is a family of demersal fish in the order Scorpaeniformes, suborder Cottoidei. There are about 300 species in 70 genera of Cottidae that are mostly marine and found in shallow coastal waters in the northern and arctic regions. The highest diversity is in the North Pacific. There are also some freshwater representatives in the family, particularly in the holarctic genus Cottus, including the spoonhead sculpin of North America and the alpine bullhead and bullhead of Europe. The deepwater sculpin and fourhorn sculpin inhabit deep cold lakes of North America and Northern Europe, respectively. The latter is also found in brackish water the Baltic and Arctic seas. Most cottids are small fish, under 10 centimetres in length, although some, such as the cabezon, are much larger, up to 72 centimetres in length.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cottidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cottidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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