Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fish of the family Mormyridæ, a peculiar group confined to the fresh waters of Africa. They are commonly called beaked fishes, from the form of muzzle, which in some of the species is long and bent downward.
“Kramer B (1999) Electric organ discharges of mormyrid fish as a possible cue for predatory catfish.”
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