Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The angler, a fish, Lophius piscatorius. See devil-fish.

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  • Some of them are oviparous, and some viviparous; scaly fish are invariably oviparous, but cartilaginous fishes are all viviparous, with the single exception of the fishing-frog.

    The History of Animals

  • And cartilaginous fishes are first oviparous internally and subsequently viviparous; they rear the embryos internally, the batrachus or fishing-frog being an exception.

    The History of Animals

  • Specimens, however, of the fishing-frog are rare from the facility with which the young are destroyed, as the female lays her spawn all in a lump close in to shore.

    The History of Animals

  • The fishing-frog has a set of filaments that project in front of its eyes; they are long and thin like hairs, and are round at the tips; they lie on either side, and are used as baits.

    The History of Animals

  • Furthermore, the fishing-frog is unusually thin when he is caught after losing the tips of his filaments, and the torpedo is known to cause a numbness even in human beings.

    The History of Animals

  • For the accounts commonly given of the so-called fishing-frog are quite true; as are also those given of the torpedo.

    The History of Animals

  • And among cartilaginous fishes are included, besides those already named, the bos, the lamia, the aetos, the narce or torpedo, the fishing-frog, and all the galeodes or sharks and dogfish.

    The History of Animals

  • Of ordinary fishes the most prolific is the sprat; of cartilaginous fishes, the fishing-frog.

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  • The batrachus or fishing-frog also is unable to take in its young owing to the size of the head and the prickles; and, by the way, as was previously remarked, it is the only one of these fishes that is not viviparous.

    The History of Animals

  • The bonito has the gall-bladder stretched alongside the gut and equalling it in length, and often a double fold of it. others have the organ in the region of the gut; in some cases far off, in others near; as the fishing-frog, the elops, the synagris, the muraena, and the sword-fish.

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