Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of delphinoid odontocete cetaceans, containing only the narwhal, M. monoceros, distinguished by its unique dentition. With the exception of some rudimentary and irregular teeth, the whole dentition consists of a pair of teeth lying horizontally in the jaw; in the female they remain embedded and cemented in their sockets, but in the male the left one grows into an enormous tusk, like a horn projecting from the forehead, sometimes half as long as the entire animal, straight, slender, cylindrical, but spirally grooved sinistrally, and thus resembling a rope. The vertebræ are 50 in number, the ribs 11; the cervicals are normally free, and there is no dorsal fin. See cut under
- n. In conchology, same as Monodonta.
- n. type genus of the Monodontidae
“She focused on brood stock development and pond grow out culture of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and produced a number of publications on P. monodon culture that led to the development and improvement of seed production, hatchery operations, and pond culture of P. monodon in the country.”
“The Australian prawn aquaculture industry depends on black tiger prawns, Penaeus monodon,”
“Gay Marsden with a black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon).”
“The Australian prawn aquaculture industry depends on black tiger prawns, Penaeus monodon.”
“Wilson K, Li Y, Whan V, Lehnert S, Byrne K, et al. (2002) Genetic mapping of the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon with amplified fragment length polymorphism.”
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