fish genus

Definitions of fish genus
  1. noun
    any of various genus of fish
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    Cyprinus, genus Cyprinus
    type genus of the family Cyprinidae: carp
    Abramis, genus Abramis
    European fishes
    Tinca, genus Tinca
    Leuciscus, genus Leuciscus
    a genus of fish including: dace, chub
    Notropis, genus Notropis
    Notemigonus, genus Notemigonus
    golden shiners
    Rutilus, genus Rutilus
    Scardinius, genus Scardinius
    Phoxinus, genus Phoxinus
    Gobio, genus Gobio
    true gudgeons
    Carassius, genus Carassius
    Electrophorus, genus Electrophorus
    type genus of the family Electrophoridae; electric eels
    Catostomus, genus Catostomus
    type genus of the family Catostomidae
    Ictiobus, genus Ictiobus
    buffalo fishes
    Hypentelium, genus Hypentelium
    a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
    Maxostoma, genus Maxostoma
    a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
    Fundulus, genus Fundulus
    genus Rivulus
    Jordanella, genus Jordanella
    Xyphophorus, genus Xyphophorus
    Lebistes, genus Lebistes
    Gambusia, genus Gambusia
    Platypoecilus, genus Platypoecilus
    Mollienesia, genus Mollienesia
    Holocentrus, genus Holocentrus
    type genus of the family Holocentridae; squirrelfishes
    genus Anomalops
    type genus of the family Anomalopidae
    Krypterophaneron, genus Krypterophaneron
    a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae
    Photoblepharon, genus Photoblepharon
    a genus of fish in the family Anomalopidae
    Zeus, genus Zeus
    type genus of the family Zeidae
    Capros, genus Capros
    a genus of fish in the family Caproidae
    Antigonia, genus Antigonia
    a genus of fish in the family Caproidae
    Fistularia, genus Fistularia
    type genus of the family Fistulariidae
    Gasterosteus, genus gasterosteus
    type genus of the family Gasterosteidae
    Syngnathus, genus Syngnathus
    type genus of the family Syngnathidae
    Cosmocampus, genus Cosmocampus
    a genus of fish in the family Syngnathidae
    Hippocampus, genus Hippocampus
    Aulostomus, genus Aulostomus
    type genus of the Aulostomidae
    Petromyzon, genus Petromyzon
    typical lampreys
    Myxine, genus Myxine
    type genus of the Myxinidae (typical hagfishes)
    genus Eptatretus
    a genus of fossil fish of the family Myxinidae
    Myxinikela, genus Myxinikela
    fossil hagfishes
    genus Chimaera
    type genus of the Chimaeridae
    Hexanchus, genus Hexanchus
    a genus of Hexanchidae
    Lamna, genus Lamna
    a genus of Lamnidae
    Isurus, genus Isurus
    mako sharks
    Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon
    man-eating sharks
    Cetorhinus, genus Cetorhinus
    comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae
    Alopius, genus Alopius
    type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae
    Orectolobus, genus Orectolobus
    carpet sharks
    Ginglymostoma, genus Ginglymostoma
    nurse sharks
    Carcharias, Odontaspis, genus Carcharias, genus Odontaspis
    type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks
    Rhincodon, genus Rhincodon
    whale sharks
    Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus
    type genus of the Carcharhinidae
    Negaprion, genus Negaprion
    lemon sharks
    Prionace, genus Prionace
    blue sharks
    Galeocerdo, genus Galeocerdo
    tiger sharks
    Galeorhinus, genus Galeorhinus
    a genus of Carcharhinidae
    Mustelus, genus Mustelus
    smooth dogfishes
    Triaenodon, genus Triaenodon
    a genus of Triakidae
    Squalus, genus Squalus
    spiny dogfishes
    Sphyrna, genus Sphyrna
    type genus of the Sphyrnidae
    Squatina, genus Squatina
    type genus of the Squatinidae: angel sharks
    Pristis, genus Pristis
    type genus of the Pristidae
    Dasyatis, genus Dasyatis
    type genus of the Dasyatidae
    Gymnura, genus Gymnura
    butterfly rays
    Aetobatus, genus Aetobatus
    a genus of Myliobatidae
    Rhinoptera, genus Rhinoptera
    a genus of Myliobatidae
    genus Manta
    a genus of Mobulidae
    Mobula, genus Mobula
    type genus of the Mobulidae
    Raja, genus Raja
    type genus of the family Rajidae
    Latimeria, genus Latimeria
    type genus of the Latimeridae: coelacanth
    genus Ceratodus
    type genus of the Ceratodontidae: extinct genus of lungfishes
    Neoceratodus, genus Neoceratodus
    extant Australian lungfishes
    Silurus, genus Silurus
    type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes
    Malopterurus, genus Malopterurus
    electric catfish
    Ameiurus, genus Ameiurus
    type genus of the Ameiuridae: bullhead catfishes
    Ictalurus, genus Ictalurus
    channel catfishes
    Pylodictus, genus Pylodictus
    flathead catfishes
    Arius, genus Arius
    type genus of the Ariidae: sea catfishes
    Gadus, genus Gadus
    type genus of the Gadidae: the typical codfishes
    Merlangus, genus Merlangus
    Lota, genus Lota
    Melanogrammus, genus Melanogrammus
    Pollachius, genus Pollachius
    Merluccius, genus Merluccius
    Urophycis, genus Urophycis
    Molva, genus Molva
    Brosmius, genus Browmius
    Anguilla, genus Anguilla
    type genus of the Anguillidae: eels
    Gonorhynchus, genus Gonorhynchus
    slender cylindrical marine fishes lacking air bladders and teeth
    Alosa, genus Alosa
    Pomolobus, genus Pomolobus
    genus to which the alewife is sometimes assigned
    Brevoortia, genus Brevoortia
    Clupea, genus Clupea
    type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
    Sardina, genus Sardina, genus Sardinia
    Sardinops, genus Sardinops
    Engraulis, genus Engraulis
    type genus of the family Engraulidae
    Salmo, genus Salmo
    type genus of the Salmonidae: salmon and trout
    Oncorhynchus, genus Oncorhynchus
    Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
    Salvelinus, genus Salvelinus
    brook trout
    Coregonus, genus Coregonus
    type genus of the Coregonidae: whitefishes
    Prosopium, genus Prosopium
    Osmerus, genus Osmerus
    type genus of the Osmeridae
    Mallotus, genus Mallotus
    genus Tarpon
    Elops, genus Elops
    type genus of the Elopidae: tenpounder
    Albula, genus Albula
    type and sole genus of the family Albulidae
    Argentina, genus Argentina
    type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines
    Alepisaurus, genus Alepisaurus
    slender scaleless predaceous tropical deep-sea fishes
    Scleropages, genus Scleropages
    a genus of large freshwater fishes of Australia and Borneo
    Lampris, genus Lampris
    type genus of the Lampridae
    Trachipterus, genus Trachipterus
    type genus of the Trachipteridae
    Reglaecus, genus Regalecus
    type genus of the Regalecidae
    Lophius, genus Lophius
    type genus of family Lophiidae
    Scomberesox, Scombresox, genus Scomberesox, genus Scombresox
    a genus of Scomberesocidae
    Ophiodon, genus Ophiodon
    a genus of Ophiodontidae
    Anabas, genus Anabas
    the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
    Perca, genus Perca
    type genus of the Percidae
    Stizostedion, genus Stizostedion
    Percina, genus Percina
    a genus of Percidae
    Centropomus, genus Centropomus
    type genus of the Centropomidae: snooks
    Lates, genus Lates
    a genus of large percoid fishes of fresh and brackish water
    Esox, genus Esox
    type and only genus of the family Esocidae
    Pomoxis, genus Pomoxis
    Lepomis, genus Lepomis
    Ambloplites, genus Ambloplites
    a genus of Centrarchidae
    Micropterus, genus Micropterus
    American freshwater black basses
    Morone, genus Morone
    carnivorous fresh and salt water fishes
    Synagrops, genus Synagrops
    a genus of Serranidae
    Centropristis, genus Centropristis
    sea basses
    Roccus, genus Roccus
    a genus of Serranidae
    Polyprion, genus Polyprion
    Serranus, genus Serranus
    type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses
    Epinephelus, genus Epinephelus
    genus of groupers or sea bass
    Paranthias, genus Paranthias
    a genus of Serranidae
    Mycteroperca, genus Mycteroperca
    Rypticus, genus Rypticus
    a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
    Hipsurus, genus Hipsurus
    a genus of Embiotocidae
    Priacanthus, genus Priacanthus
    type genus of the Priacanthidae
    Apogon, genus Apogon
    type genus of the Apogonidae
    Astropogon, genus Astropogon
    a genus of fish of the family Apogonidae
    Lopholatilus, genus Lopholatilus
    large brightly colored food fish of deep Atlantic waters
    Pomatomus, genus Pomatomus
    type genus of the Pomatomidae
    Rachycentron, genus Rachycentron
    genus and family are coextensive and comprise only the cobia
    Echeneis, genus Echeneis
    type genus of the Echeneididae: typical remoras
    Remilegia, genus Remilegia
    a genus of Echeneididae
    Caranx, genus Caranx
    type genus of the Carangidae
    Elagatis, genus Elagatis
    a genus of Carangidae
    Oligoplites, genus Oligoplites
    Alectis, genus Alectis
    a genus of Carangidae
    Selene, genus Selene
    a genus of Carangidae
    Seriola, genus Seriola
    a genus of Carangidae
    Trachinotus, genus Trachinotus
    a genus of Carangidae
    Naucrates, genus Naucrates
    a genus of Carangidae
    Trachurus, genus Trachurus
    the scads (particularly horse mackerels)
    Selar, genus Selar
    big-eyed scad
    Decapterus, genus Decapterus
    scads especially mackerel scad; cosmopolitan in distribution
    Brama, genus Brama
    type genus of the Bramidae
    Hemigrammus, genus Hemigrammus
    Paracheirodon, genus Paracheirodon
    a genus of Characidae
    Serrasalmus, genus Serrasalmus
    Tilapia, genus Tilapia
    a genus of Cichlidae
    Lutjanus, genus Lutjanus
    type genus of the Lutjanidae: snappers
    Ocyurus, genus Ocyurus
    Haemulon, genus Haemulon
    type genus of the Haemulidae
    Anisotremus, genus Anisotremus
    a genus of Haemulidae
    Orthopristis, genus Orthopristis
    a genus of Haemulidae
    Pagrus, genus Pagrus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Pagellus, genus Pagellus
    sea breams
    Archosargus, genus Archosargus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Lagodon, genus Lagodon
    a genus of Sparidae
    Calamus, genus Calamus
    a genus of Sparidae
    Chrysophrys, genus Chrysophrys
    Australian snapper
    Stenotomus, genus Stenotomus
    Equetus, genus Equetus
    Bairdiella, genus Bairdiella
    Sciaenops, genus Sciaenops
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Sciaena, genus Sciaena
    type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers
    Micropogonias, genus Micropogonias
    Umbrina, genus Umbrina
    Menticirrhus, genus Menticirrhus
    kingfishes; whiting
    Genyonemus, genus Genyonemus
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Seriphus, genus Seriphus
    a genus of Sciaenidae
    Cynoscion, genus Cynoscion
    sea trout
    Mullus, genus Mullus
    type genus of the Mullidae: goatfishes
    Mulloidichthys, genus Mulloidichthys
    a genus of Mullidae
    Mugil, genus Mugil
    type genus of the Mugilidae: mullets
    Atherinopsis, genus Atherinopsis
    a genus of Atherinidae
    Sphyraena, genus Sphyraena
    type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda
    Kyphosus, genus Kyphosus
    type genus of the Kyphosidae
    Chaetodipterus, genus Chaetodipterus
    a genus of Ephippidae
    genus Chaetodon
    type genus of the Chaetodontidae
    Pomacanthus, genus Pomacanthus
    Pomacentrus, genus Pomacentrus
    type genus of the Pomacentridae: damselfishes
    Amphiprion, genus Amphiprion
    damsel fishes
    Abudefduf, genus Abudefduf
    damsel fishes
    Achoerodus, genus Achoerodus
    a genus of Labridae
    Lachnolaimus, genus Lachnolaimus
    a genus of Labridae
    Halicoeres, genus Halicoeres
    a genus of Labridae
    Thalassoma, genus Thalassoma
    a genus of Labridae
    Hemipteronatus, genus Hemipteronatus
    razor fish
    Tautoga, genus Tautoga
    Tautogolabrus, genus Tautogolabrus
    a genus of Labridae
    Polydactylus, genus Polydactylus
    a genus of Polynemidae
    Blennius, genus Blennius
    type genus of the Blenniidae
    Scartella, genus Scartella
    a genus of Blenniidae
    Chaenopsis, genus Chaenopsis
    a genus of fish of the family Clinidae including pikeblennies
    Pholis, genus Pholis
    type genus of the Pholidae: gunnels
    Lumpenus, genus Lumpenus
    a genus of Stichaeidae
    Cryptacanthodes, genus Cryptacanthodes
    a genus of Stichaeidae
    Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas
    type genus of the Anarhichadidae
    Zoarces, genus Zoarces
    type genus of the Zoarcidae
    Gymnelis, genus Gymnelis
    a genus of Zoarcidae
    Macrozoarces, genus Macrozoarces
    a genus of Zoarcidae
    Ammodytes, genus Ammodytes
    type genus of the Ammodytidae
    Periophthalmus, genus Periophthalmus
    a genus of Gobiidae
    Toxotes, genus Toxotes
    type genus of the Toxotidae
    Acanthurus, genus Acanthurus
    type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes
    Gempylus, genus Gempylus
    type genus of the Gempylidae
    Lepidocybium, genus Lepidocybium
    a genus of Gempylidae
    Scomber, genus Scomber
    type genus of the Scombridae
    Acanthocybium, genus Acanthocybium
    Scomberomorus, genus Scomberomorus
    Spanish mackerels
    Thunnus, genus Thunnus
    tunas: warm-blooded fishes
    Sarda, genus Sarda
    Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus
    a genus of Scombridae
    Katsuwonus, genus Katsuwonus
    oceanic bonitos; in some classifications placed in its own family Katsuwonidae
    Xiphias, genus Xiphias
    type genus of the Xiphiidae
    Istiophorus, genus Istiophorus
    type genus of the Istiophoridae
    Makaira, genus Makaira
    Tetrapturus, genus Tetrapturus
    a genus of Istiophoridae
    Luvarus, genus Luvarus
    type genus of the Luvaridae
    Poronotus, genus Poronotus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    genus Palometa
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Paprilus, genus Paprilus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Psenes, genus Psenes
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Ariomma, genus Ariomma
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Tetragonurus, genus Tetragonurus
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Hyperoglyphe, genus Hyperoglyphe
    a genus of Stromateidae
    Gobiesox, genus Gobiesox
    type genus of the Gobiesocidae
    Lobotes, genus Lobotes
    type genus of the Lobotidae
    Gerres, genus Gerres
    type genus of the Gerreidae
    Eucinostomus, genus Eucinostomus
    a genus of Gerreidae
    Sillago, genus Sillago
    type genus of the Sillaginidae
    Amia, genus Amia
    type genus of the Amiidae
    Polyodon, genus Polyodon
    type genus of the Polyodontidae
    Psephurus, genus Psephurus
    a genus of Polyodontidae
    Acipenser, genus Acipenser
    type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
    Lepisosteus, genus Lepisosteus
    type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
    Scorpaena, genus Scorpaena
    type genus of the Scorpaenidae: scorpionfishes
    Pterois, genus Pterois
    Synanceja, genus Synanceja
    Sebastodes, genus Sebastodes
    Cottus, genus Cottus
    type genus of the Cottidae: sculpins
    Hemitripterus, genus Hemitripterus
    sea ravens
    Myxocephalus, genus Myxocephalus
    Cyclopterus, genus Cyclopterus
    type genus of the Cyclopteridae: lumpfishes
    Liparis, genus Liparis
    type genus of the Liparididae: snailfishes
    Agonus, genus Agonus
    type genus of the Agonidae
    Aspidophoroides, genus Aspidophoroides
    Hexagrammos, genus Hexagrammos
    type genus of the Hexagrammidae
    Oxylebius, genus Oxylebius
    a genus of Hexagrammidae
    Triga, genus Triga
    type genus of the Triglidae
    Prionotus, genus Prionotus
    a genus of Triglidae
    Peristedion, genus Peristedion
    in some classifications the type genus of the subfamily Peristediinae: armored sea robins
    Dactylopterus, genus Dactylopterus
    a genus of Dactylopteridae
    Balistes, genus Balistes
    type genus of the Balistidae
    Monocanthus, genus Monocanthus
    type genus of the Monocanthidae
    Lactophrys, genus Lactophrys
    a genus of Ostraciidae
    Diodon, genus Diodon
    type genus of the Diodontidae
    Chilomycterus, genus Chilomycterus
    genus Mola
    type genus of the Molidae
    Pleuronectes, genus Pleuronectes
    type genus of the Pleuronectidae
    Platichthys, genus Platichthys
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Limanda, genus Limanda
    a genus of Pleuronectidae; righteye flounders having a humped nose and small scales; the underside is often brightly colored
    Pseudopleuronectes, genus Pseudopleuronectes
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Microstomus, genus Microstomus
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Hippoglossoides, genus Hippoglossoides
    a genus of Pleuronectidae
    Hippoglossus, genus Hippoglossus
    Paralichthys, genus Paralichthys
    a genus of Bothidae
    Etropus, genus Etropus
    a genus of Bothidae
    Citharichthys, genus Citharichthys
    a genus of Bothidae
    Scophthalmus, genus Scophthalmus
    a genus of Bothidae
    Psetta, genus Psetta
    a genus of Bothidae
    Solea, genus Solea
    type genus of the Soleidae
    Parophrys, genus Parophrys
    a genus of Soleidae
    Psettichthys, genus Psettichthys
    a genus of Soleidae
    Trinectes, genus Trinectes
    a genus of Soleidae
    type of:
    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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