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Definition of the noun Belontiidae

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Belontiidae is a family of Perciformes.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

gourami See BELONTIIDAE. gourami, giant See OSPHRONEMIDAE. Graafian follicle A fluidfilled, spherical *vesicle in the ovary of a mammal, containing an *oocyte attached to its wall, and responsible for * oestrogen production in the ovary. A cavity first appears amongst follicle cells surrounding the oocyte, around the end of the period of cytoplasmic growth of the oocyte. In mammals with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

Many of the species in the families Callicthyidae and Clariidae, and all of the species in the five families comprising the anabantoid suborder (Anabantidae, Belontiidae, Helostomatidae, Osphronemidae, and Luciocephalidae), breathe air. Taken together, these groups comprise a large fraction of the total air-breathing fish diversity (about 14 % of the families, 16% of the genera, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Siamese fighting fish Freshwater tropical fish (Bella splendens; family Belontiidae , or Anabantidae), noted for the males' pugnacity toward one another. A native of Thailand, it was domesticated there for use in contests. Combat consists mainly of fin nipping and is accompanied by a display of extended gill covers, spread fins, and intensified coloring. This slender fish grows to about 2.5 in. (6.5 cm) long . In the wild, it is predominantly greenish or brown, with red fins; domesticated, it has ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

Belontiidae, and other families] — ORIGIN C19: from Malay gurami. gourd /goad, gald/ b n. 1 a large fleshy fruit with a hard skin. Ia drinking vessel or water container made from the hollowed and dried skin of a gourd. 2 a climbing or trailing plant which bears gourds. [Cucurbita and other genera] — PHRASES out of one's gourd N.Amer. informal 1 out of one's mind; crazy. 2 under the influence of alcohol or drugs. — DERIVATIVES gourdful n.

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Siamese fighting fish Freshwater tropical fish (Betta splendens; family Belontiidae or Anabantidae), noted for the males' pugnacity toward one another. A native of Thailand, it was domesticated there for use in contests. Combat consists mainly of fin nipping and is accompanied by a display of extended gill covers, spread fins, and intensified colouring. This slender fish grows to about 2.5 in. (6.5 cm) long. In the wild it is predominantly greenish or brown, with red fins; domesticated , it has ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

3Genus Macropodus, family Belontiidae: several species, including M. opercularis. paradise flycatcher 7noun a tropical monarch flycatcher with brown, black, and white plumage, the male having very long central tail feathers. 3Genus Terpsiphone, family Monarchidae: several species. parador /ˈparədɔː, ˌparəˈdɔː/ 7noun (pl. paradors or paradores /-ˈdɔːreɪz/) a hotel in Spain owned and administered by the Spanish government. – origin Spanish. parados / ˈparədɒs/ 7noun ...

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