Definition of Lophius americanus
1. Noun. Fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey.
Group relationships: Family Lophiidae, Lophiidae
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish
Terms within: Monkfish
Derivative terms: Angle
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Literary usage of Lophius americanus
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1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1861)
"... for single individuals, which, coming from distant localities, showed some slight differences from the European species:— 1. lophius americanus ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"SPAWNING OF THE GOOSE FISH (lophius americanus). — During the summer season the fishermen on the New England coast often notice a substance floating in the ..."
3. Memoirs by American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Southern California Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences (1855)
"Dorsal fins, two; the anterior rays distant, detached, forming long filaments supporting fleshy slips. lophius americanus, Cuv. The American Angler. ..."