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African Mudfish

Definition of the noun African Mudfish

What does African Mudfish mean as a name of something?

African mudfish is the vernacular name of the Phractolaemus ansorgii, a species of Phractolaemus.

  • geographic area: Africa

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Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Allen Roberts suggests that the shark-man figure actually more closely resembles the African mudfish, since it has scales (sharks do not) and its puckered mouth is more like that of a catfish. The combination of characteristics from several ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The typical genus of Protopteridae, containing the African mudfish, P. annectens. In this dipnoous fish the pectorals and ventrals are reduced to long filaments with fringes containing rudimentary rays.

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1899)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language Together with Condensed Explanations of Fifty Thousand Important Subjects and an Exhaustive Encyclopaedia of All the Arts and Sciences Profusely Illustrated by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

African mudfish : [PROToPTERUsk (2) North American mudfish: [MUD-risal. (3) Australian mud-fish : [CERATODUs), mud- 8. 1. The American coo a bluish- black wading b United States. 2. (MARSH-HEN.] mud-hole, s. Steam-eng.

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1914)

an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

That which or one who is first formed ; the original, type, or model of of rrotopteridie, containing the African mudfish, P. annectens. In this dipnoons fish the pectorals ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

The typical genus of Protopteridae, containing the African mudfish, P. annectens. In this dipnobus fish the pectorals and ventrals are reduced to long filaments with fringes containing rudimentary rays.

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