from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of flounders found on both coasts of northern North America and in eastern Asia: known as “dabs.”

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  • n. a genus of Pleuronectidae; righteye flounders having a humped nose and small scales; the underside is often brightly colored


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  • _P. limanda_, the Dab: scales uniform all over the body, with spinules on the projecting edges, making the skin rough; lateral line with a semicircular curve above the pectoral fin.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • İki dev tankerin limanda çarpışması sonucu 450 bin galon ham petrol denize döküldü.

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  • It is possible that the case differs from other secondary sexual characters as the antlers of stags in one respect, namely, that the Dab (_P. limanda_), the Sole, and other species of _Solea. _ and several other Pleuronectidae have what are called etenoid scales -- that is, scales furnished with spines on the posterior edge -- and since the ordinary scales of the Plaice are reduced, the spinulation of scales in the mature male Plaice is not a new character but the retention of a primitive character.

    Hormones and Heredity


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