Thesaurus / sunfishes
other words for sunfishes
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He named it pallidus, meaning "pale," as it was more sober in hue than the other brilliantly colored sunfishes.
The ear-flap is quite black, without the pale or red border usual in the other sunfishes.
It rises well to the fly, and will take any of the baits recommended for the other sunfishes.
Its habits are similar to those of the other sunfishes proper, as to food, spawning, etc.
Its habits of spawning, nest-making, and care of eggs and fry are similar to those of the other sunfishes mentioned.
There are quite a number of other sunfishes belonging to this family, but those named are the most important.
It is a handsome fish, resembling in its general features and shape the sunfishes, but with a thinner body and larger fins.
They do not grow to be bass or pike or sunfishes or anything else but minnows.
Sunfishes do the same, but the nests are clumsier and not so well cared for.
ELEMENTARY ZOOLOGY, SECOND EDITIONVERNON L. KELLOGG
Sunfishes, which are annually carried into caves, belong to this class of fishes.