fish genus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fish genus any of various genus of fish
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Usage

In literature:

Over our feet, like coveys of snipe in a bog, rose shoals of fish, of the genus monoptera, which have no other fins but their tail.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
And thereby whalemen distinguish this fish from other tribes of his genus.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
On one occasion having kept a jelly-fish of the genus Dianaea till it was dead, the water in which it was placed became luminous.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Large fish were seen in the lagoons; but we only succeeded in catching some small fish of the genus Gristes.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
A genus of the Cestraciont fishes, so called from the elevated teeth.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Sometimes as we sat at our dinner near the landing-place we watched a strange species of fish (genus Chironectes, Cuvier).
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
In the oldest secondary rocks of Britain and elsewhere there occur in abundance the teeth of a genus of ganoid fishes known as the Ceratodi.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
A genus of acanthopterygious fishes.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
AB'RAMIS, a genus of fishes.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
ASTEROL'EPIS, a genus of primitive ganoid fishes, found only in a fossil state in the Old Red Sandstone.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
With some account of the Habits of Fishes belonging to the genus Salmo.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
DIPLACAN'THUS, a genus of ganoid fishes, found only in the Old Red Sandstone.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
A sea fish, of a genus unknown to me, and amazingly endowed with bones, was consumed in distracted silence.
"In Mr. Knox's Country" by E. OEnone Somerville
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In news:

Discovery of big fish in Amazon first new genus found there in two decades.
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In science:

We select this group of genus for the test set. 8Most of them are not really errors. For instance, all fishes must be ANIMALs, but some of them are edible (that is, FOODs). Nevertheless, all fishes labelled as FOOD have been considered mistakes.
Building Accurate Semantic Taxonomies from Monolingual MRDs
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