genus Rypticus


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Noun1.genus Rypticus - a genus of fish of the family Serranidae, including soapfishes
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Serranidae, Serranidae - marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish
soapfish - fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America
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Revision, phylogeny and comments on biogeography of soapfishes of the genus Rypticus (Teleostei: Serranidae).
In a large paper on the food habits of West Indian reef fishes, Randall (1967) reported that no soapfishes of the genus Rypticus were found in the stomachs of piscivorous fishes.