Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of deep-sea fishes, typical of the family Stomiatidæ, having a long compressed body with delicate deciduous scales, a row of phosphorescent or luminous spots along each side, and a rayed dorsal opposite the anal fin: so called from the large and deep mouth, armed with a formidable array of teeth.

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  • Thus it is not known with certainty if the name stomias was actually based on cutthroat trout specimens from the South Platte basin.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • As with the taxon pleuriticus, the name stomias is associated with doubt and confusion as to which cutthroat trout from which river drainage it refers to.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • DESCRIPTION Neither the scientific name stomias implying a large mouth nor the common name are useful to identify the greenback subspecies.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • On the Pacific side in the eastern Bering Sea, yellowfin sole, flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon), rock sole (Pleuronectes bilineatus), Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus), and arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) are important members of the groundfish community [101].

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • Colorado River cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki stomias yellowfin cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki macdonaldi

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • After it was realized that the South Platte River drainage does not enter Kansas, later references to stomias gave the type locality as the “Kansas River at Fort Riley.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In an 1891 publication, David Starr Jordan fixed the name pleuriticus to the Colorado River cutthroat trout and revised the 1872 description of stomias to fix that name with the cutthroat trout native to the South Platte River basin of Colorado.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The same 1872 publication proposing the name pleuriticus for the Colorado River cutthroat trout also contains a description of “Salmo stomias.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The 1872 description of stomias lists the “type locality” for the name as “South Platte River, Kansas.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Atheresthes stomias) are important members of the groundfish community

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