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The branch of zoology that deals with fishes.

ich′thy·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), ich′thy·o·log′i·cal adj.
ich′thy·ol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.ichthyologist - a zoologist who studies fishes
animal scientist, zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
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Probably many ichthyologists would make new varieties of some of them.
Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs.
Ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs.
Museums Victoria ichthyologist Martin Gomon said the gathering in Hobart was the first systematic attempt to examine life at abyssal zone depths anywhere along Australia's vast coastline.
Ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty from Louisiana State University said in the report, 'There are a lot more earthquakes and there aren't oarfish coming up every time.'
Possibly, God help you, also numbered among your crew is an amateur ichthyologist, a sawed-off Guy Harvey in training.
During the same year, renowned ichthyologist, David Starr Jordan, surveyed fish in the major river basins of the United States for the U.S.
The fish was unique in that it was a new "above the Falls" record at just over 17 pounds (beating the previous record of nine pounds), was witnessed by Rex Jubb (a respected ichthyologist of the day) who also aged the fish (using one of its scales) at six years old.
The irony is that Stellenbosch University has also produced counter-cultural alumni such as Beyers Naude, the noted theologian and former imprisoned antiapartheid activist; Uys Krige, noted playwright, satirist and bane of Afrikaner politicians; James Leonard Brierley Smith, the renowned ichthyologist involved with the rediscovery of the coelacanth; two former Union of South Africa prime ministers, Jan Smuts and James Hertzog; and even the erstwhile England cricket international, Jonathan Trott.
Writing in the New York Times, Renata Adler said that Croft "approaches [Childie's] breast with a kind of scholarly interest, like an ichthyologist finding something ambivalent that has drifted up on the beach," while John Simon likened the breast fondling to "testing a particularly inscrutable cantaloupe for its ripeness." Viewed today, the scene still seems cold and unsexy.
In 2012, Harvard University's George Lauder Ian ichthyologist with a focus on biomechanics) showed that a shark skin with denticles outperformed a skin that had been sanded smooth.