from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of scombroid fishes, founded by Cuvier and Valenciennes in 1831:same as Sarda.
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The pelamys and the tunny breed in the Euxine, and nowhere else.
Of creatures that live in water many kinds of fishes are gregarious, such as the so-called migrants, the tunny, the pelamys, and the bonito.
The tunny proper, the pelamys, and the bonito penetrate into the Euxine in summer and pass the summer there; as do also the greater part of such fish as swim in shoals with the currents, or congregate in shoals together.
Clupea, is known as the "poisonous sprat," the bonito (_Scomber pelamys?