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Osmerus eperlans
Smelt 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 silverside. 2. Fig.: A gull; a simpleton. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. Sand smelt (Zo["o]l.), the silverside.

Meaning of Osmerus from wikipedia

- Osmerus is a genus of smelt. There are currently three recognized species in this genus: Osmerus eperl**** (Linnaeus, 1758) (European smelt) Osmerus mordax...
- The rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) is a North American species of fish of the family Osmeridae. It was introduced to the Great Lakes, and from there has...
- The smelt or European smelt (Osmerus eperl****) is a species of fish in the family Osmeridae. The body of the European smelt is typically 15 to 18 cm...
- Cl****: Actinopterygii Order: Osmeriformes Suborder: Osmeroidei Family: Osmeridae Genera Allosmerus Hypomesus Mallotus Osmerus Spirinchus Thaleichthys...
- Pacific smelt, about which little is known. Originally described as both Osmerus attenuatus and O. elongatus, these two species were determined to be conspecific...
- The pygmy smelt (Osmerus spectrum) is a North-American freshwater fish in the family Osmeridae. It is found in a number of deep, thermally stratified...
- genera Allosmerus (also called whitebait smelt), Hypomesus, Mallotus, Osmerus, Spirinchus and Thaleichthys Herring smelt of the family Argentinidae Mediterranean...
- 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 and genera Allosmerus, Hypomesus, Mallotus, Osmerus, Spirinchus and Thaleichthys Whitebait smelts (North American) in the family...
- River Lamprey (native) Nerophis ophidion Straight nosed pipefish (native) Osmerus eperl**** European smelt (native) Petromyzon marinus Sea lamprey (native)...
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