fish genus meaning

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Noun: fish genus
  1. Any of various genus of fish

Type of: genus

Part of: Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata


  1. It was originally described by John Strong Newberry in 1856 as a new species of the palaeonisciform fish genus " Pygopterus ".
  2. The lizard genus " Lacerta " and fish genus " Phoxinus " are the only other known examples of diploid-triploid mosaicism.
  3. In 1927, the Australian ichthyologist Gilbert P . Whitley ( who was also unaware of Gill's 1896 paper ) pointed out that the fish genus " Gilbertia ", as with the moth, were both invalidated by an earlier usage of the name " Gilbertia " for a genus of molluscs.
  4. ""'Biotoecus " "'is a fish genus of cichlids from northern South America where one species " ( B . dicentrarchus ) " is found in the Orinoco Basin and the other " ( B . opercularis ) " occurs in the northern part of the Amazon Basin.
  5. A fossil of " Thrissops formosus ", a member of the extinct fish genus " "'Thrissops " "'that lived during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods . " Thrissops " were fast predatory fish, about 24 inches ( 60 cm ) long, that fed on other pelvic fins.

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