from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of brilliantly colored fishes found in warm seas, the species longest known being the barbier, A. anthias, of the Mediterranean.
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The aulopias, which some call the anthias, spawns in the summer.
Wherever an anthias-fish is seen, there will be no dangerous creatures in the vicinity, and sponge-divers will dive in security, and they call these signal-fishes ‘holy-fish’.
With one hand he brushed aside a dozen amethyst anthias who were swimming across his line of vision.