fish family

Definitions of fish family
  1. noun
    any of various families of fish
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    Cobitidae, family Cobitidae
    loaches
    Cyprinidae, family Cyprinidae
    a family of fish including: carp; tench; roach; rudd; dace
    Electrophoridae, family Electrophoridae
    small family comprising the electric eels
    Catostomidae, family Catostomidae
    suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae
    Cyprinodontidae, family Cyprinodontidae
    large family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies
    Poeciliidae, family Poeciliidae
    topminnows
    Holocentridae, family Holocentridae
    squirrelfishes and soldierfishes
    Anomalopidae, family Anomalopidae
    a family of fish including: flashlight fishes
    Zeidae, family Zeidae
    a family of fish in the order Zeomorphi
    Caproidae, family Caproidae
    boarfishes
    Fistulariidae, family Fistulariidae
    cornetfishes
    Gasterosteidae, family Gasterosteidae
    sticklebacks
    Syngnathidae, family Syngnathidae
    pipefishes
    Macrorhamphosidae, family Macrorhamphosidae
    bellows fishes
    Centriscidae, family Centriscidae
    shrimpfishes
    Aulostomidae, family Aulostomidae
    trumpetfishes
    Petromyzontidae, family Petromyzontidae
    lampreys
    Myxinidae, family Myxinidae
    slime-producing marine animals: hagfishes
    Chimaeridae, family Chimaeridae
    a family of Holocephali
    Hexanchidae, family Hexanchidae
    primitive sharks
    Lamnidae, family Lamnidae
    oceanic sharks
    Isuridae, family Isuridae
    in some classifications another name for the family Lamnidae
    Cetorhinidae, family Cetorhinidae
    in some older classifications considered the family of the basking sharks
    Alopiidae, family Alopiidae
    thresher sharks
    Orectolobidae, family Orectolobidae
    nurse sharks and carpet sharks
    Carchariidae, Odontaspididae, family Carchariidae, family Odontaspididae
    sand sharks; in some classifications coextensive with family Carcharhinidae
    Rhincodontidae, family Rhincodontidae
    small-toothed sharks comprising only one species
    Scyliorhinidae, family Scyliorhinidae
    small bottom-dwelling sharks
    Carcharhinidae, family Carcharhinidae
    largest family of living sharks; found worldwide especially in tropical waters; dorsal fin lacks spines: requiem sharks including tiger sharks and soupfin sharks
    Triakidae, family Triakidae
    small sharks with smooth skins and lacking spines on their dorsal fins
    Squalidae, family Squalidae
    dogfishes having a spine in each dorsal fin
    Sphyrnidae, family Sphyrnidae
    hammerhead sharks; bonnethead sharks
    Squatinidae, family Squatinidae
    bottom-dwelling ray-like sharks
    Torpedinidae, family Torpedinidae
    electric rays
    Pristidae, family Pristidae
    large primitive rays with elongated snouts
    Rhinobatidae, family Rhinobatidae
    primitive rays with guitar-shaped bodies
    Dasyatidae, family Dasyatidae
    sting rays
    Myliobatidae, family Myliobatidae
    eagle rays
    Mobulidae, family Mobulidae
    large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas
    Rajidae, family Rajidae
    bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates
    Latimeridae, family Latimeridae
    extinct except for the coelacanth
    Ceratodontidae, family Ceratodontidae
    lungfishes having hornlike ridges on the teeth
    Siluridae, family Siluridae
    Old World catfishes
    Ameiuridae, family Ameiuridae
    North American catfishes
    Laricariidae, family Laricariidae
    armored catfish
    Ariidae, family Ariidae
    sea catfishes
    Gadidae, family Gadidae
    large family of important mostly marine food fishes
    Macrouridae, Macruridae, family Macrouridae, family Macruridae
    grenadiers
    Anguillidae, family Anguillidae
    eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn
    Muraenidae, family Muraenidae
    marine eels
    Congridae, family Congridae
    marine eels
    Gonorhynchidae, family Gonorhynchidae
    coextensive with the genus Gonorhynchus
    Clupeidae, family Clupeidae
    herrings; shad; sardines; etc.
    Engraulidae, family Engraulidae
    anchovies
    Salmonidae, family Salmonidae
    salmon and trout
    Coregonidae, family Coregonidae
    soft-finned fishes comprising the freshwater whitefishes; formerly included in the family Salmonidae
    Osmeridae, family Osmeridae
    smelts
    Elopidae, family Elopidae
    tarpons and ladyfishes
    Albulidae, family Albulidae
    bonefish
    Argentinidae, family Argentinidae
    small marine soft-finned fishes with long silvery bodies; related to salmons and trouts
    Myctophidae, family Myctophidae
    deep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes
    Synodontidae, family Synodontidae
    soft-finned bottom-dwelling fishes
    Chlorophthalmidae, family Chlorophthalmidae
    small family of soft-finned bottom-dwellers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes
    Osteoglossidae, family Osteoglossidae
    a family of large fishes that live in freshwater; includes bandfish and bonytongues
    Lampridae, family Lampridae
    opahs
    Trachipteridae, family Trachipteridae
    ribbonfishes
    Regalecidae, family Regalecidae
    ribbonfishes
    Ogcocephalidae, family Ogcocephalidae
    batfishes: sluggish bottom-dwelling spiny fishes
    Lophiidae, family Lophiidae
    large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers
    Batrachoididae, family Batrachoididae
    toadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes
    Antennariidae, family Antennariidae
    frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers
    Belonidae, family Belonidae
    ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars
    Exocoetidae, family Exocoetidae
    flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
    Hemiramphidae, family Hemiramphidae
    halfbeaks; marine and freshwater fishes closely related to the flying fishes but not able to glide
    Scomberesocidae, Scombresocidae, family Scomberesocidae, family Scombresocidae
    only sauries
    Ophiodontidae, family Ophiodontidae
    fishes closely related to greenlings
    Anabantidae, family Anabantidae
    small freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia
    Percidae, family Percidae
    active freshwater fishes; true perches and pike perches
    Trichodontidae, family Trichodontidae
    two species of elongate compressed scaleless large-eyed fishes that live in sand or mud
    Ophidiidae, family Ophidiidae
    eellike marine fishes
    Brotulidae, family Brotulidae
    chiefly deep-sea fishes related to the Ophidiidae
    Carapidae, family Carapidae
    pearlfishes: related to the Brotulidae
    Centropomidae, family Centropomidae
    a family of fish or the order Perciformes including robalos
    Esocidae, family Esocidae
    pikes; pickerels; muskellunges
    Centrarchidae, family Centrarchidae
    sunfish family
    Serranidae, family Serranidae
    marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish
    Embiotocidae, family Embiotocidae
    viviparous percoid fishes comprising the surf fishes
    Priacanthidae, family Priacanthidae
    small carnivorous percoid fishes found worldwide in tropical seas
    Apogonidae, family Apogonidae
    bright-colored marine fishes that incubate eggs in the mouth
    Malacanthidae, family Malacanthidae
    short-headed marine fishes; often brightly colored
    Pomatomidae, family Pomatomidae
    food and game fishes related to pompanos
    Rachycentridae, family Rachycentridae
    family of pelagic fishes containing solely the cobia
    Echeneididae, family Echeneidae, family Echeneididae
    fishes having a sucking disk on the head for clinging to other fishes and to ships
    Carangidae, family Carangidae
    large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
    Coryphaenidae, family Coryphaenidae
    large active pelagic percoid fish
    Bramidae, family Bramidae
    deep-bodied percoid fishes of the open seas
    Branchiostegidae, family Branchiostegidae
    small family of marine fishes having covered gills
    Characidae, family Characidae
    tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America
    Characinidae, family Characinidae
    former name of the Characidae
    Cichlidae, family Cichlidae
    cichlids
    Lutjanidae, family Lutjanidae
    snappers
    Haemulidae, family Haemulidae
    grunts
    Sparidae, family Sparidae
    porgies; scups
    Sciaenidae, family Sciaenidae
    warm-water marine fishes including the drums and grunts and croakers and sea trout
    Mullidae, family Mullidae
    goatfishes or red mullets
    Mugilidae, family Mugilidae
    grey mullets
    Atherinidae, family Atherinidae
    small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water
    Sphyraenidae, family Sphyraenidae
    monotypic family of large active fishes of tropical and subtropical waters: barracuda
    Pempheridae, family Pempheridae
    sweepers
    Kyphosidae, family Kyphosidae
    sea chubs
    Ephippidae, family Ephippidae
    small family comprising the spadefishes
    Chaetodontidae, family Chaetodontidae
    butterfly fishes
    Pomacentridae, family Pomacentridae
    damselfishes
    Labridae, family Labridae
    wrasses
    Scaridae, family Scaridae
    parrotfishes
    Polynemidae, family Polynemidae
    threadfins
    Opisthognathidae, family Opisthognathidae
    jawfishes
    Uranoscopidae, family Uranoscopidae
    stargazers
    Dactyloscopidae, family Dactyloscopidae
    sand stargazers
    Blenniidae, family Blenniidae
    a family of fish including: combtooth blennies
    Clinidae, family Clinidae
    viviparous blennies of temperate and tropical seas
    Pholidae, family Pholidae, family Pholididae
    a family of fish of suborder Blennioidea
    Stichaeidae, family Stichaeidae
    pricklebacks
    Anarhichadidae, family Anarhichadidae
    wolffishes
    Zoarcidae, family Zoarcidae
    eelpouts
    Ammodytidae, family Ammodytidae
    sand lances
    Callionymidae, family Callionymidae
    dragonets
    Gobiidae, family Gobiidae
    gobies
    Eleotridae, family Eleotridae
    sleepers
    Percophidae, family Percophidae
    percoid flatheads
    Toxotidae, family Toxotidae
    archerfishes
    Microdesmidae, family Microdesmidae
    worm fish
    Acanthuridae, family Acanthuridae
    surgeonfishes
    Gempylidae, family Gempylidae
    snake mackerels
    Trichiuridae, family Trichiuridae
    cutlassfishes
    Scombridae, family Scombridae
    marine food fishes: mackerels; chub mackerels; tuna
    Katsuwonidae, family Kasuwonidae
    in some classifications considered a separate family comprising the oceanic bonitos
    Xiphiidae, family Xiphiidae
    comprising the common swordfishes
    Istiophoridae, family Istiophoridae
    sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins
    Luvaridae, family Luvaridae
    louvars
    Stromateidae, family Stromateidae
    butterfishes: harvest fishes; dollar fishes
    Gobiesocidae, family Gobiesocidae
    clingfishes
    Lobotidae, family Lobotidae
    tripletails
    Gerreidae, Gerridae, family Gerreidae, family Gerridae
    mojarras
    Sillaginidae, family Sillaginidae
    small family of small food fishes in shallow waters of the Pacific around Indonesia
    Amiidae, family Amiidae
    only the bowfins
    Polyodontidae, family Polyodontidae
    paddlefishes
    Acipenseridae, family Acipenseridae
    sturgeons
    Lepisosteidae, family Lepisosteidae
    comprises the genus Lepisosteus
    Scorpaenidae, family Scorpaenidae
    scorpionfishes; rockfishes; lionfishes
    Cottidae, family Cottidae
    sculpins
    Cyclopteridae, family Cyclopteridae
    lumpfishes
    Liparidae, Liparididae, family Liparidae, family Liparididae
    snailfishes
    Agonidae, family Agonidae
    poachers
    Hexagrammidae, family Hexagrammidae
    greenlings
    Platycephalidae, family Platycephalidae
    scorpaenoid flatheads
    Triglidae, family Triglidae
    in some classifications restricted to the gurnards and subdivided into the subfamilies Triglinae (true sea robins) and Peristediinae (armored sea robins)
    Triglinae, subfamily Triglinae
    in some classifications considered a subfamily of Triglidae comprising searobins having ordinary scales and no barbels (true searobins)
    Peristediinae, subfamily Peristediinae
    in some classifications considered a subfamily of Triglidae comprising the armored searobins
    Dactylopteridae, family Dactylopteridae
    flying gurnards
    Balistidae, family Balistidae
    triggerfishes
    Monocanthidae, family Monocanthidae
    filefishes
    Ostraciidae, family Ostraciidae, family Ostraciontidae
    boxfishes
    Tetraodontidae, family Tetraodontidae
    puffers
    Diodontidae, family Diodontidae
    spiny puffers
    Molidae, family Molidae
    ocean sunfishes
    Pleuronectidae, family Pleuronectidae
    righteye flounders
    Bothidae, family Bothidae
    a family of fish of the order Heterosomata
    Cynoglossidae, family Cynoglossidae
    tonguefishes
    Soleidae, family Soleidae
    soles
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    (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera
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