from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gobioid fishes, with the eyes approximated on the upper surface of the head, very prominent, and capable of looking around, whence the name. P. koelreuteri is an example.
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- n. a genus of Gobiidae
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When this mollusk sees periophthalmus bounding over the sands (and that it does see is beyond all question), what does it do?
David called him a close-eyed gudgeon (_periophthalmus_).