from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fossil ganoid fishes of the family Somionotidæ, characterized by thick, deeply imbricating scales with more or less produced overlapping edges, and numerous hemispherical successional teeth which make a revolution of 180° in passing from the incipi-ent to the mature condition. The genus ranges from the Keuper to the Lower Cretaceous, and is widespread in Europe, India, Siberia, and Brazil.
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Endemic fish include the Malpelo barnacle-blenny Acanthenblemaria stephensi, Malpelo wrasse Halichoeres malpelo, pretty goby Chriolepis lepidotus, Rubinoff's triplefin Axoclinus rubinoffi and twinspot triplefin Lepidonectes bimaculata.
The oxyrhincus, the eel, the lepidotus, and others are sacred, and at Thebes are embalmed by the priests.
Nile had some curious fish peculiar to itself, as the oxyrinchus, the lepidotus, the Perca Nilotica, the Silurus Schilbe Niloticus, the
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