mooneye

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moon·eye

 (mo͞on′ī′)
n.
1. A silvery freshwater fish (Hiodon tergisus) of central and eastern North America, having large round eyes.

mooneye

(ˈmuːnˌaɪ)
n
1. (Animals) any of several North American large-eyed freshwater clupeoid fishes of the family Hiodontidae, esp Hiodon tergisus. See also goldeye
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for moon blindness2

moon•eye

(ˈmunˌaɪ)

n., pl. -eyes.
a large-eyed silvery freshwater fish, Hiodon tergisus.
[1600–10]
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Noun1.mooneye - recurrent eye inflammation in horses; sometimes resulting in blindness
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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In the current study, we assessed diet metrics of age-0 (those individuals born within the last year) freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens [Rafinesque]) and goldeye and mooneye (Hiodon alosoides [Rafinesque], Hiodon tergisus [Lesueur]) to determine trophic responses by fishes to creation of chute shallow-water habitats on the lower Missouri River.
Hiodon tergisus (= Hyodon selenops)--USNM 27455 (1).
Representatives of each of the four osteoglossiform extant families sensu Hilton (2003) are included in the cladistic analysis: Hiodon (Hiodontidae), Pantodon (Osteoglossidae), Xenomystus (Notopteridae) and Mormyrus (Mormyridae).
1 Dorosoma petenense Hiodon alosoides Campostoma anomalum 1.
Recently, researchers have documented a recovery of several other upper Ohio River species, such as Ichthyomyzon unicuspis, Hiodon tergisus, Notropis ariommus, Macrhybopsis storeriana, Carpiodes carpio, Moxostoma carinatum, Noturus eleutherus, Ammocrypta pellucida, Percina copelandi, Percina evides, Percina phoxocephala, Percina shumardi, Etheostoma camurum and Etheostoma maculatum (Pearson and Krumholz, 1984; Cincotta et al.
5 68 Hiodontidae Goldeye Hiodon alosoides 65 <0.