Acanthuridae

Ac·​an·​thu·​ri·​dae
ˌaˌkanˈth(y)u̇rəˌdē,
ˌakən-
: a family of tropical and subtropical marine fishes comprising the surgeonfishes and having a laterally compressed body, a bony plate or spine on each side of the tail, and teeth resembling incisors

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Acanthurus, type genus + -idae

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“Acanthuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthuridae. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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