Definition of Genus Pterois
1. Noun. Lionfishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Scorpaenidae, Scorpaenidae
Member holonyms: Lionfish
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pterois
Literary usage of Genus Pterois
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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 ..."