A genus of tiny Arctic fishes. One United states species, the capelin (Mallotus villosus), is extensively made use of as bait for cod.
A genus of plants associated with natural order Euphorbiaceæ, tribe Crotonæ, and subtribe Acalypheæ, characterized by the oblong synchronous anther-cells while the numerous (seldom under fifteen) stamens.
In ichthyology (Cuvier, 1829), a genus of fishes for the family Argentinidæ, previously positioned in Salmonidæ, which a man has actually a broad longitudinal villous or fleecy band of scales differentiated from remainder: the caplins. The kind is Mallotus villosus, the caplin. See cut under caplin.