from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of brilliantly colored fishes of the family Lutianidæ, allied to the snappers, but more elongate and swifter in movement.


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  • Oviparous fishes have their womb bifurcate and placed low down, as was said previously-and, by the way, all scaly fish are oviparous, as the basse, the mullet, the grey mullet, and the etelis, and all the so-called white-fish, and all the smooth or slippery fish except the eel-and their roe is of a crumbling or granular substance.

    The History of Animals


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