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GUDGEON (Gobio fluviatilis)

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 668 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GUDGEON (Gobio fluviatilis), a small fish of the Cyprinid family. It is nearly related to the barbel, and has a small barbel or fleshy appendage .at each corner of the mouth. It is the gobione of Italy, goujon of France (whence adapted in M. English as gojon), and Grassling or Grundling of Germany. Gudgeons thrive in streams and lakes, keeping to the bottom, and seldom exceeding 8 in. in length. In China and Japan there are varieties differing only slightly from the common European type.
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