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etheostomoid


etheostomoid


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Etheostomoid  \E`the*os"to*moid\,  a.  [NL.  etheostoma  name  of  a 
  genus  +  -oid.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  like  the  genus  {Etheostoma}.  --  n.  Any 
  fish  of  the  genus  {Etheostoma}  and  related  genera,  allied  to 
  the  perches;  --  also  called  {darter}.  The  etheostomoids  are 
  small  and  often  bright-colored  fishes  inhabiting  the  fresh 
  waters  of  North  America.  About  seventy  species  are  known  See 
  {Darter}.