Cottidae

plural noun

Cot·​ti·​dae
ˈkätəˌdē
: a family of fishes (order Scleroparei) comprising the sculpins and related forms all of which have a tapering body, wide mouth, and large head and occur in fresh and salt water in the cold and temperate parts of the northern hemisphere

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cottus, type genus + -idae

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“Cottidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cottidae. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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