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Osmerus eperlansSmelt Smelt, n. [AS. smelt, smylt; akin to Dan. smelt.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery
salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera,
which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become
landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a
peculiar odor and taste.
Note: The most important species are the European smelt
(Osmerus eperlans) (called also eperlan,
sparling, and spirling), the Eastern American smelt
(O. mordax), the California smelt (O. thalichthys),
and the surf smelt (Hypomesus olidus). The name is
loosely applied to various other small fishes, as the
lant, the California tomcod, the spawn eater, the
2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), the silverside.
Meaning of Osmerus from wikipedia
is a genus
of smelt. There
are currently three recognized species
in this genus: Osmerus
eperl**** (Linnaeus, 1758) (European smelt) Osmerus
- The rainbow smelt
mordax) is a North American species
of fish of the family
Osmeridae. It was introduced
to the Great
Lakes, and from there
- The smelt
or European smelt
eperl****) is a species
of fish in the family
Osmeridae. The body of the European smelt
15 to 18 cm...
- Cl****: Actinopterygii
Family: Osmeridae Genera Allosmerus Hypomesus Mallotus Osmerus Spirinchus
smelt, about which little
is known. Originally described
as both Osmerus attenuatus
and O. elongatus, these
to be conspecific...
- The pygmy smelt
spectrum) is a North-American freshwater
fish in the family
Osmeridae. It is found
in a number
of deep, thermally
- genera Allosmerus
(also called whitebait
smelt), Hypomesus, Mallotus, Osmerus
and Thaleichthys Herring smelt
of the family Argentinidae
- and salmon, among
others. The order's name means
"smelt-shaped", from Osmerus
(the type genus) + the standard
fish order suffix
"-formes". It ultimately...
- American) in the family Osmeridae
Allosmerus, Hypomesus, Mallotus, Osmerus
and Thaleichthys Whitebait smelts
(North American) in the family...
- River Lamprey
(native) Nerophis ophidion Straight nosed pipefish
eperl**** European smelt
(native) Petromyzon marinus
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