genus Priacanthus

noun
type genus of the Priacanthidae
Syn: ↑Priacanthus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Priacanthidae, ↑family Priacanthidae
Member Meronyms: ↑bigeye, ↑catalufa, ↑Priacanthus arenatus

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  • Priacanthus — noun type genus of the Priacanthidae • Syn: ↑genus Priacanthus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Priacanthidae, ↑family Priacanthidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Priacanthus arenatus — noun brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters • Syn: ↑catalufa • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Member Holonyms: ↑Priacanthus, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish genus — noun any of various genus of fish • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Cyprinus, ↑genus Cyprinus, ↑Abramis, ↑genus Abramis, ↑Tinca, ↑genus Tinca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Priacanthidae — Taxobox name = Bigeyes image width = 250px image caption = Atlantic bigeye, Priacanthus arenatus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Priacanthidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

  • Priacanthidae — noun small carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas • Syn: ↑family Priacanthidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • catalufa — noun brightly colored carnivorous fish of western Atlantic and West Indies waters • Syn: ↑Priacanthus arenatus • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Member Holonyms: ↑Priacanthus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • priacanthine — priacanthine, a. and n. Ichth. (praɪəˈkænθaɪn) [f. Priacanthus, generic name (Cuvier 1817, f. Gr. πρίων a saw + ἄκανθα thorn) + ine1.] A. adj. Related to the genus Priacanthus. B. n. A fish of this genus or of the family Priacanthidæ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bigeye — noun red fishes of American coastal tropical waters having very large eyes and rough scales • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Member Holonyms: ↑Priacanthus, ↑genus Priacanthus …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Priacanthidae — noun small carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas • Syn: ↑Priacanthidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bigeye — Big eye , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A fish of the genus {Priacanthus}, remarkable for the large size of the eye. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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