Definition of Genus balistes

1. Noun. Type genus of the Balistidae.

Exact synonyms: Balistes
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Balistidae, Family Balistidae
Member holonyms: Balistes Vetula, Bessy Cerca, Oldwench, Oldwife, Queen Triggerfish



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Balistes

genus Ayapana
genus Aythya
genus Azadirachta
genus Azolla
genus Babesia
genus Babyrousa
genus Baccharis
genus Bacillus
genus Bacteroides
genus Baiomys
genus Bairdiella
genus Balaena
genus Balaeniceps
genus Balaenoptera
genus Balanus
genus Balistes
genus Ballota
genus Balsamorhiza
genus Bambusa
genus Bankia
genus Banksia
genus Baphia
genus Baptisia
genus Barbarea
genus Barosaurus
genus Bartle-Frere
genus Bartramia
genus Basiliscus

Literary usage of Genus balistes

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1. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Reptilia and Pisces by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1854)
"genus balistes. 640. ... or dermal spine of a fish, allied to, or of, the genus Balistes. The convex enamelled side of this spine has two ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1830)
"... has not been determined by M. de Blainville, though he decidedly assigns it to the genus Balistes, and to the habitat of the Mediterranean. TETRAODON. ..."

3. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Vertebrate Animals by Richard Owen (1846)
"The name of the genus (Balistes) and the common Italian name of the species in question (Pesce balestra) refer to this structure : the spine of the Balistes ..."

4. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1878)
"... with the exception of there being no trace of the third dorsal spine—the chief distinguishing feature of the genus Balistes—the Fish seemed to be ..."

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