Definition of Selene vomer
1. Noun. Similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead.
Generic synonyms: Atlantic Moonfish, Dollarfish, Horse-head, Horsefish, Horsehead, Moonfish, Selene Setapinnis
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Literary usage of Selene vomer
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1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"selene vomer. Jordan, 1886, 27; Beaufort. Jenkins. 1887. 88; Beaufort. ... selene vomer. This species is found on both coasts of America, its range on the ..."
2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"selene vomer, the horse-head-fish, or look-down, is similarly but even more distorted. The fins, filamentous in the young, grow shorter with age, ..."
3. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"selene vomer : Moon-fish; Look-down; Silver Moon-fish. (Selene argentea, p. 232.) Trachinotus glaucus : Gaff-topsail Pompano ; Banner Pompano (p. 203). ..."
4. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"Body oblong, excessively compressed, but less elevated than in C. gallus or in selene vomer: fins in adult all very low, none filamentous; head very gibbous ..."