Cottiformes

Cottiformes

[‚käd·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order set up in some classification schemes to include the Cottoidei.
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Key words: anguilliform, Cottiformes, Friday Harbor Labs, Froude efficiency, locomotion, Rock Prickleback, Stichaeidae, swimming mechanics, Xiphister, Zoarcoidei
The main aim of the present study is to examine and describe the small ossicles of Cottiformes from the Baltic Sea, with particular emphasis on their fine surface structures, sculpture and ultrasculpture, at a level of detail that has proven useful in the study of fossil vertebrate microremains.
Shinohara & Imamura 2007), and Wiley & Johnson (2010) most recently classified the former Cottoidei in a separate order Cottiformes.