Definition of Genus Lactophrys
1. Noun. A genus of Ostraciidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Ostraciidae, Family Ostraciontidae, Ostraciidae
Member holonyms: Cowfish, Lactophrys Quadricornis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lactophrys
Literary usage of Genus Lactophrys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"X Genus LACTOPHRYS Swainson. Three-angled Trunk-fishes. In this genus the shell or box present 3 well-marked angles, the ventral surface being broad and ..."
2. Zoölogical Science: Or, Nature in Living Forms by Anna Maria (Treadwell) Redfield (1858)
"There is but one North American genus, Lactophrys. The species L. cameli- nus, (camel-like,) has the back elevated into a spine, and is three and a half ..."
3. The Fishes of North Carolina by Hugh McCormick Smith (1907)
"Genus LACTOPHRYS Swainson. Three-angled Trunk-fishes. In this genus the shell or box present 3 well-marked angles, the ventral surface being broad and ..."
4. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission by United States Fish Commission (1905)
"... 3-angled species, a type confined to the West Indian region and taken as a distinct genus, Lactophrys, by us in our Fishes of North and Middle America. ..."