Definition of Genus silurus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Siluridae, Siluridae
Member holonyms: European Catfish, Sheatfish, Silurus Glanis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Silurus
Literary usage of Genus silurus
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1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1842)
"Several examples of the restricted genus 'Silurus are found in Asia. Cuvier separates from the typical Siluri, as a genus, ..."
2. History of the British Colonies by Robert Montgomery Martin (1834)
"The Low Low (of the genus Silurus)-\ is the largest fish of the tropical rivers, very often measures twelve feet in length, weighing upwards of two cwt.; ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"This genus is founded by Agassiz on certain species found in Brazil, which in their affinities approach the genus Silurus, but are distinguished by the ..."
4. On the Natural History and Classification of Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles. by William Swainson (1838)
"We may enter the genus Silurus by the Silurus garua of Dr. Hamilton, which forms the type of our sub-genus ..."