Kurtoidei

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Kurtoidei

[kər′tȯid·ē‚ī]
(vertebrate zoology)
A monogeneric suborder of perciform fishes having a unique ossification that encloses the upper part of the swim bladder, and an occipital hook in the male for holding eggs during brooding.
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Gross anatomy and histology of the hook and skin of forehead brooding male nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri, from northern Australia.