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Cottus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 167229

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Centridermichthys Richardson, 1845
    Tauridea Jordan and Rice in Jordan, 1878
    Cephalocottus Gratzianov, 1907
    Cottopsis Girard, 1850
    Uranidea DeKay, 1842
  Common Name(s): Miller's thumbs [English]
    freshwater sculpins [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderScorpaeniformes  – chabots, rascasses, mail-cheeked fishes, scorpion fishes, sculpins  
                               SuborderCottoidei  – sculpins, chabots  
                                     FamilyCottidae  – sculpins, bullheads, scaleless sculpins, chabots de mer, scorpions de mer, chabots, charrascos espinosos  
                                        GenusCottus Linnaeus, 1758 – Miller's thumbs, freshwater sculpins  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Cottus aleuticus Gilbert, 1896 – coastrange sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus amblystomopsis Schmidt, 1904  
                                           Species Cottus asper Richardson, 1836 – prickly sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus asperrimus Rutter, 1908 – rough sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus aturi Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus baileyi Robins, 1961 – black sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus bairdii Girard, 1850 – mottled sculpin, chabot tacheté 
                                           Species Cottus beldingii Eigenmann and Eigenmann, 1891 – Paiute sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus bendirei (Bean, 1881) – Malheur sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus caeruleomentum Kinziger, Raesly and Neely, 2000 – Blue Ridge sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus carolinae (Gill, 1861) – banded sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus cognatus Richardson, 1836 – slimy sculpin, chabot visqueux 
                                           Species Cottus confusus Bailey and Bond, 1963 – shorthead sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus czerskii Berg, 1913  
                                           Species Cottus duranii Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus echinatus Bailey and Bond, 1963 – Utah Lake sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus extensus Bailey and Bond, 1963 – Bear Lake sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus ferrugineus Heckel and Kner, 1858  
                                           Species Cottus girardi Robins, 1961 – Potomac sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758 – bullhead, freshwater sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus greenei (Gilbert and Culver in Jordan and Evermann, 1898) – Shoshone sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus gulosus (Girard, 1854) – riffle sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus hangiongensis Mori, 1930  
                                           Species Cottus hispaniolensis Bacescu and Bacescu-Mester, 1964  
                                           Species Cottus hubbsi Bailey and Dimick, 1949 – Columbia sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus hypselurus Robins and Robison, 1985 – Wood River sculpin, Ozark sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus kanawhae Robins, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus kazika Jordan and Starks, 1904  
                                           Species Cottus klamathensis Gilbert, 1898 – marbled sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus koreanus Fujii, Choi and Yabe, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus koshewnikowi Gratzianov, 1907  
                                           Species Cottus leiopomus Gilbert and Evermann, 1894 – Wood River sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus marginatus (Bean, 1881) – margined sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus metae Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus microstomus Heckel, 1837  
                                           Species Cottus nasalis Berg, 1933  
                                           Species Cottus nozawae Snyder, 1911  
                                           Species Cottus paulus Williams, 2000 – pygmy sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus perifrenatum Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus perplexus Gilbert and Evermann, 1894 – reticulate sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus petiti Bacescu and Bacescu-Mester, 1964  
                                           Species Cottus pitensis Bailey and Bond, 1963 – Pit sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus poecilopus Heckel, 1837 – alpine bullhead 
                                           Species Cottus pollux Günther, 1873  
                                           Species Cottus princeps Gilbert, 1898 – Klamath Lake sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus reinii Hilgendorf, 1879  
                                           Species Cottus rhenanus Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus rhotheus (Smith, 1882) – torrent sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus ricei (Nelson, 1876) – spoonhead sculpin, chabot à tête plate 
                                           Species Cottus rondeleti Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus scaturigo Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus sibiricus Kessler in Warpachowski, 1889 – Siberian sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus spinulosus Kessler, 1872  
                                           Species Cottus szanaga Dybowski, 1869  
                                           Species Cottus tenuis (Evermann and Meek, 1898) – slender sculpin 
                                           Species Cottus transsilvaniae Freyhof, Kottelat and Nolte, 2005  
                                           Species Cottus volki Taranetz, 1933  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Cottus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 22-Oct-2005, website (version 17-Oct-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hureau, J.-C., and Th. Monod, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1973   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (Clofnam), vol. 1   
  Page(s): xxii + 683   
  Publisher: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-3-001100-2, 0385-1109  
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Cottus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Cottus   

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