Family Cottidae (perch-like fish)

Actinopteri - Perciformes - Cottidae

Parent taxon: Cottales according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Casier 1966, David 1943, Fierstine et al. 2012, Hay 1902 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Agonidae, Cyclopteridae, Hexagrammidae, Liparidae, Psychrolutidae

Subtaxa: Artediellus Artedius Chitonotus Cottidarum Cottus Enophrys Hayia Icelinus Leptocottus Lirosceles Liroscels Radulinus Scorpaenichthys

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Greenland (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of United States (2: California)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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