Dictionary of Ichthyology

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"Ah fishsticks!" an expression used on the TV cartoon South Park in place of swear words by Leopold "Butters" Stotch, the most innocent and gullible character. Read more...

-arium (suffix) meaning a display usually involving water such as an oceanarium, q.v. Read more...

-arum the genitive plural suffix used for species-group names derived from the names of two or more female persons. Read more...

A abbreviation for acre. Read more...

A abbreviation for anal fin (rays). Read more...

A annual total mortality rate (the number of fish which die during a year divided by the initial number. Also called actual mortality rate, coefficient of mortality (Ricker, 1975)). Read more...

a posteriori classification a classification made based on the results of experimentation. Read more...

a priori classification a classification made prior to experimentation. Read more...

a- (prefix) lacking, absence of, not, without; but see below, a-fishing. Read more...

A-B direction in net making, the direction parallel to a rectilinear sequence of mesh bars, each from adjacent meshes. Read more...