Definition of Genus Salvelinus
1. Noun. Brook trout.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Salmonidae, Salmonidae
Member holonyms: Lake Trout, Salmon Trout, Salvelinus Namaycush, Brook Trout, Salvelinus Fontinalis, Speckled Trout, Char, Charr
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Salvelinus
Literary usage of Genus Salvelinus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The genus Salvelinus comprises the finest of the Salmoniden, ... The technical character of the genus Salvelinus lies in the form of its vomer. ..."
2. Joint Documents ... for the Year by Michigan Legislature (1889)
"The technical character of the genus Salvelinus lies in the form of its vomer. This is deeper than in Salmo; and when the flesh is removed the bone is found ..."
3. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1879)
"The genus Salvelinus is typified by the chars of Europe, and in this country is manifested in the common trout of the Eastern States and related species ..."
4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"Genus SALVELINUS Richardson. Charrs, or Red-spotted Trouts. A numerous genus of moderate sized trouts, distinguished by having a rather large mouth; ..."
5. Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and by Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan (1909)
"To the very fine-scaled, red-spotted forms of the cold streams and Alpine lakes, constituting the genus Salvelinus, the people of England have always given ..."
6. Science Sketches by David Starr Jordan (1896)
"Allied to the true charrs, and now placed by us with them in the genus Salvelinus, is the Great Lake Trout, otherwise known as Mackinaw Trout, Longe, ..."
7. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"... to the red-spotted forms known as 'charr' in England and as 'brook trout" or 'speckled trout' in America. These belong to a distinct genus, Salvelinus. ..."