Definition of Genus Pterois

1. Noun. Lionfishes.

Exact synonyms: Pterois
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Scorpaenidae, Scorpaenidae
Member holonyms: Lionfish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pterois

genus Psittacus
genus Psophia
genus Psophocarpus
genus Psoralea
genus Psychopsis
genus Psychotria
genus Pteretis
genus Pteridium
genus Pteris
genus Pternohyla
genus Pterocarpus
genus Pterocarya
genus Pterocles
genus Pterocnemia
genus Pterodactylus
genus Pterois (current term)
genus Pteropogon
genus Pteropus
genus Pterostylis
genus Ptilocercus
genus Ptilocrinus
genus Ptilonorhynchus
genus Ptloris
genus Ptyas
genus Ptychozoon
genus Puccinia
genus Pueraria
genus Puffinus
genus Pulex

Literary usage of Genus Pterois

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"... to dart on its unsuspecting prey. The forbidding appearance of these fish accords with their predatory and voracious habits. In the genus PTEROIS ..."

2. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1881)
"... the pectoral is very large and reaches nearly to the origin of the anal. King George's Sound. Length five and a-half inches. t Genus PTEROIS, ..."

3. Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"The men with their baskets caught two small lafs of the genus Pterois. They require most delicate handling to preserve them alive to carry them home for ..."

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