Definition of Ocyurus
1. Noun. Snappers.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Lutjanidae, Lutjanidae
Member holonyms: Ocyurus Chrysurus, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Snapper
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocyurus
Literary usage of Ocyurus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"... ocyurus) This species was described from the "snapper banks," off Pensacola, by Jordan and Evermann in 1886, who named it ocyurus, or " swift tail. ..."
2. Bass, Pike, Perch and Other Game Fishes of America by James Alexander Henshall (1919)
"... ocyurus) This species was described from the "snapper banks," off Pensacola, by Jordan and Evermann in 1886, who named it ocyurus, or "swift tail. ..."
3. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Record Association (London, England), Zoological Society of London (1873)
"Mr. Cope describes as new species (Tr. Am. Phil. Soc. xiv.) : — Ocyurus ... (or Ocyurus) torridus, St. Kitts, p. 469, fig. ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"... synagris with Ocyurus chrysurus. Nothing is known as to the fertility of any of these forms. The record of such hybrids shows how rare is the occurrence ..."