Common name of Acrocheilus alutaceus
Common name Chiselmouth
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country Canada
Locality British Columbia
Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
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Remarks 'Chiselmouth', i.e., mouth resembling a chisel (metal tool with a cutting edge at the end of a blade used in dressing , shaping, or working a solid material, p. 234 in Ref. 11978), alluding to the lower lip which is covered with a hard cartilagenous sheath, with an almost straight-cutting edge like that of a chisel (Ref. 1998).
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