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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Exocoetidae — the flying fish.
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The four ton "Exocoetus" - the scienttific name for a flying fish - would be based at Sodwana Bay.
I invite naturalists to examine whether other flying-fish, for instance the Exocoetus exiliens, the Trigla volitans, amid the T. hirundo, have as capacious an air-bladder as the flying-fish of the tropics.
In the vast sea between the coast of Chili and the Low Islands or the dangerous Archipelago, very few animals appear to live near the surface, at least we saw none; a quantity of flying-fish were seen, resembling the _Exocoetus volitans_, but having the rays of the breast-fins parted towards the end.
Off the Cape de Verd Islands, in addition to the _Exocoetus volitans_, which abounds there, various specimens of the much larger _Exocoetus exsiliens_ of Cuvier alighted on board our vessel.
I invite naturalists to examine whether other flying-fish, for instance the Exocoetus exiliens, the
From the twenty-second degree of latitude, we found the surface of the sea covered with flying-fish, * (* Exocoetus volitans.) which threw themselves up into the air, twelve, fifteen, or eighteen feet, and fell down on the deck.