from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A family of tra-chelipod gastropods with a very large mouth or aperture to the shell, such as those of the genera Stomatia and Stomatella. Lamarck, 1812. Also Macrostomata, Macrostomiana (Jay, 1836), and Macrostomidæ.
- n. singular A genus of deep-sea fishes of the family Myctophidæ.
- n. singular The typical genus of the family Macrostomidæ. M. hystrix is found in stagnant water.
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I have a trio of Betta macrostoma; they are, like many stream-dwelling bettas, mouthbrooders.
That was enough to get me to leaf through – I saw an article on Betta macrostoma – sold!
Van Duyse 6.128 mentions congenital macrostoma with preauricular tumors and a dermoid of the eye.
Van Duyse mentions congenital macrostoma with preauricular tumors and a dermoid of the eye.
Morgan reports two cases of congenital macrostoma accompanied by malformation of the auricles and by auricular appendages.
These congenital deformities are due to errors in development of the mandibular arch, and are frequently associated with macrostoma, facial clefts, and other malformations of the face.