Definition of Pterois

1. Noun. Lionfishes.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pterois
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Scorpaenidae, Scorpaenidae
Member holonyms: Lionfish



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pterois

Pterocarpus angolensis
Pterocarpus indicus
Pterocarpus macrocarpus
Pterocarpus marsupium
Pterocarpus santalinus
Pterocarya
Pterocarya fraxinifolia
Pterocles
Pterocles alchata
Pterocles indicus
Pteroclididae
Pterocnemia
Pterocnemia pennata
Pterodactylidae
Pterodactylus
Pterois
Pteropogon humboltianum
Pteropsida
Pteropus
Pteropus capestratus
Pteropus hypomelanus
Pterosauria
Pterostylis
Ptilocercus
Ptilocrinus
Ptilonorhynchidae
Ptilonorhynchus
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

Literary usage of Pterois

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

1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"pterois*. pterois, Cm: Regne Anim,; Cuc. Sf Vol. iv. p. 351. ... Tropical seas from the eastern coasts of Africa to Polynesia. 1. pterois ..."

2. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"... although the contrary is the case with the preceding species.(2) pterois, Cuv. Characters of the Scorpaena, ..."

3. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1860)
"Sea of Pinang.—Types of Dr. Cantor's description. Page 125. pterois miles. pterois miles of Cantor is not synonymous with Pt. miles of Bennett, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1904)
"pterois lunulata Schlegel. Plate VI. la bale de Nagasaki, principalement a ... pterois lunulata Playfair, Fishes of Zanzibar, p. 48; Aden; Zanzibar. 1843. ..."

5. Naval Hygiene by James Duncan Gatewood (1909)
"... gibbosa Bloch and Schneider, pterois zebra Cuvier and Valen., pterois antennata Cuvier and Valen., pterois muricata Cuvier and Valen., etc., etc. ..."

6. Sub-tropical Rambles in the Land of Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"This pterois is called the Flying Laff by the Creoles, but the true P. volitans differs somewhat from this. The fishermen say these fish grow large, ..."

7. Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"This pterois is called the Flying Laff by the Creoles, but the true P. volitans differs ... I have had some fine specimens of the Laf des brisants (pterois ..."

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