Definition of Genus Oligoplites
1. Noun. Leatherjackets.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Carangidae, Family Carangidae
Member holonyms: Leatherjack, Leatherjacket
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Oligoplites
Literary usage of Genus Oligoplites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In the New World genus Oligoplites the scales are reduced to linear ridges imbedded in the skin at different angles. ..."
2. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus OLIGOPLITES Gill. Leather-jackets. The leather-jackets are easily recognizable by their greatly compressed, ..."
3. Synopsis of the Fishes of North America by David Starr Jordan, Charles Henry Gilbert (1882)
"The American species belong to the subgenus or genus Oligoplites, characterized by the toothless pterygoids and the peculiar scales. ..."
4. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections by Smithsonian Institution (1883)
"Species numerous in the tropical seas. The American species belong to the subgenus or genus Oligoplites, characterized by the toothless ..."