There is another fish called the horse; and perhaps it is the same which Epicharmus calls the hippidion, or little horse, when he says—
The coracinus colour'd like a crow,[p. 478] And Numenius, in his Art, of Fishing, says—
Fat, well-fed fish; the smooth hippidion,
The phycæ and the tender squill . . .
The char, the mighty tench of size enormous,And Antimachus the Colophonian mentions it in his Thebais, where he says—
The channus, and the eel; and he who roves
By night, the wary pitynus; the mussel,
The horse-fish, or the sea-green corydulis.
The hyca, or the horse-fish, or the one
Which they do call the thrush.