Definition of Genus lophius

1. Noun. Type genus of family Lophiidae.

Exact synonyms: Lophius
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Lophiidae, Lophiidae

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Lophius

genus Lobelia
genus Lobipes
genus Lobotes
genus Lobularia
genus Locusta
genus Lofortyx
genus Logania
genus Loiseleuria
genus Loligo
genus Lolium
genus Lomatia
genus Lomogramma
genus Lonas
genus Lonchocarpus
genus Lonicera
genus Lophius
genus Lophodytes
genus Lopholatilus
genus Lophophora
genus Lophophorus
genus Lophosoria
genus Loranthus
genus Loris
genus Lota
genus Lotus
genus Lovoa
genus Loxia
genus Loxodonta
genus Loxoma
genus Loxostege

Literary usage of Genus lophius

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1839)
"... themselves hidden in the sand to surprise their prey, like those of the genus Lophius, and the wounds mulcted Ьт their spines are said to be dangerous. ..."

2. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus LOPHIUS Linnaeus. Anglers. Size very large; mouth exceedingly wide and directed upward; lower jaw projecting; upper jaw protractile; dorsal spines ..."

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