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- n. butterflyfish (of the genus Chaetodon)
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- n. any fish of the genus Chaetodon
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There are also the ikan krapo, a kind of rock-cod or sea-perch; ikan marrang or kitang (teuthis), commonly named the leather fish, and among the best brought to table; jinnihin, a rock-fish shaped like a carp; bawal or pomfret (species of chaetodon); balanak, jumpul, and marra, three fish of the mullet kind (mugil); kuru
For example, the pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus), the mud sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis), the blackbanded sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon), and the swamp darter (Ertheostoma fusiforme) have been extirpated from the lower Delaware River of Pennsylvania (Cooper, 1985, pp. 239-256).
To attempt an enumeration of the species of fish with which these seas abound would exceed my power, and I shall only mention briefly some of the most obvious; as the shark, hiyu (squalus); skate, ikan pari (raya); ikan mua (muraena); ikan chanak (gymnotus); ikan gajah (cepole); ikan karang or bonna (chaetodon), described by Mr. John Bell in Volume 82 of the Philosophical Transactions.