Definition of Atherinopsis
1. Noun. A genus of Atherinidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Atherinidae, Family Atherinidae
Member holonyms: Atherinopsis Californiensis, Jacksmelt
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atherinopsis
Literary usage of Atherinopsis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1883)
"(Girard, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. 18.~>4, 134: type atherinopsis californiensis Grd.) This genus differs from Menidia in the ..."
2. The Resources of California: Comprising Agriculture, Mining, Geography by John Shertzer Hittell (1869)
"Its food is chiefly shell-fish. § 120.' Smelts.—We have four species of fish called smelts (atherinopsis californiensis, ..."
3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"842—Blue Smelt or Fez del Rey, atherinopsis ... of these and the largest member of the family, reaching a length of eighteen inches, is atherinopsis ..."