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A small brownish wrasse (Tautogolabrus adspersus) of northern North American Atlantic waters.

[Perhaps alteration of conner, one who cons (guides a ship); see con3.]
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1. (Fishing) a fish (Crenilabrus melops) of the wrasse family found in British coastal areas. Also called: gilt-head
2. (Fishing) a salt-water fish (Tautogolabrus adspersus) found in western Atlantic areas. Also called: bergali or conner
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(ˈkʌn ər)

a small Atlantic wrasse, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
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Noun1.cunner - common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United Statescunner - common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United States
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
genus Tautogolabrus, Tautogolabrus - a genus of Labridae
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Paradoxical effects of cadmium on antibacterial antibody responses in two fish species: inhibition in cunners (Tautogolabrus adspersus) and enhancement in striped bass (Morone saxatilis).
Physiological characterization of supramedullary/dorsal neurons of the cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
Southern New England (Long Island Sound-Cape Cod) Cunner, toadfish, striped bass, scup, tautog, black sea bass, rock gunnel, conger eel, American eel, ocean pout, red hake, white hake, cod, juvenile pollack, and various nonfishery species have been reported on mostly rocky estuarine reefs in this area (Nichols and Breder, 1927; Able et al., 1988).
As with the reefs of the middle to outer shelf, hardbottom habitats of the shallower inner shelf of the MAB were dominated by relatively few, but different, fish species (i.e., the black sea bass, tautog, cunner, and scup).
Depending on collection location, there may be differences in exposure to cunner: nudibranchs collected from mooring chains at Shoals are less likely to have encountered T.
Adult and sexually mature male and female cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) were exposed to 17[beta]-estradiol, ethynylestradiol, or estrone, three steroidal estrogens that elicit the vitellogenic response.
Movement and growth of juvenile (age 0 and 1+) tautog (Tautoga onitis [L.]) and cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus [Walbaum]) in a southern New Jersey estuary.
When used as a general anesthetic, tricaine significantly alters physiological parameters recorded from supramedullary/dorsal cells of the cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
Pascal, "Physiolegical effects of tricaine on the supramedullary/dorsal neurons of the cunner, Tautogelabrus adspersus"
We have therefore studied the effect of tricaine on the level of current necessary to elicit an action potential and spike height of supramedullary/dorsal neurons of the cunner Tautogolabrus adspersus (3, 4).
Abstract--The number of pelagic fish eggs (cod and cunner) found in stomachs of capelin (Mallotus villosus) sampled in coastal Newfoundland was used to estimate the encounter rates between capelin and prey, and thus the effective volume swept by capelin.
Activity, movements, and feeding behavior of the cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus, and comparison of food habits with young tautog, Tautoga onitis, off Long Island, New York.