Cottus Linnaeus 1758 (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Cottidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Cottidae according to H. L. Fierstine et al. 2012

See also Hay 1902

Sister taxa: Artediellus, Artedius, Chitonotus, Cottidarum, Enophrys, Hayia, Icelinus, Leptocottus, Lirosceles, Liroscels, Radulinus, Scorpaenichthys

Subtaxa: Cottus aries Cottus brevis Cottus cryptotremus Cottus divaricatus Cottus hypoceras Cottus otiakensis Cottus papyraceus Cottus pontifex

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Otekaike Limestone (Marwick collection) - Otiake (Oligocene of New Zealand)

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