Blenniidae

plural noun

Blen·​ni·​idae
bleˈnīəˌdē
: a large family of small carnivorous marine fishes comprising the typical blennies and with related forms constituting a suborder of the Percomorphi see blennioidea

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Blennius, type genus (from Latin, a sea fish) + -idae

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

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