Definition of Genus Notropis
1. Noun. Shiners.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Cyprinidae, Family Cyprinidae
Member holonyms: Common Shiner, Notropis Cornutus, Silversides
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Notropis
Literary usage of Genus Notropis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1892)
"It is one of the most beautiful fishes in the genus. Notropis deliciosos Girard.—Des Moines river, Des Moines and Ft. Dodge; Raccoon river at Des Moines, ..."
2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In the genus Notropis, each river basin in the Southern States has its series of different and mostly highly colored species. The presence of Notropis ..."
3. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus NOTROPIS Rafinesque. Minnows and Shiners. A very numerous genus or group of small fishes, abundant in fresh waters all over the eastern and central ..."