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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,
Fat, well-fed fish; the smooth hippidion,
The phycæ and the tender squill . . .
[p. 478] And Numenius, in his Art, of Fishing, says—
The char, the mighty tench of size enormous,
The channus, and the eel; and he who roves
By night, the wary pitynus; the mussel,
The horse-fish, or the sea-green corydulis.
And Antimachus the Colophonian mentions it in his Thebais, where he says—
The hyca, or the horse-fish, or the one
Which they do call the thrush.

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