Batrachoididae

plural noun

Bat·​ra·​choi·​di·​dae
: a family of marine fishes (order Haplodoci) having the head large and depressed and the mouth very wide and including the common toadfishes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Batrachoides, type genus (from Greek batrachos frog + New Latin -oides) + -idae

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“Batrachoididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Batrachoididae. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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