plural noun

: a suborder of Percomorphi that includes the Blenniidae and other families of blennies and comprises marine fishes with the pectoral fins large but the pelvic fins reduced or absent, scales partially or wholly lacking, and a usually elongated body often specialized for tide pool existence

Word History


New Latin, from Blennius + -oidea

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“Blennioidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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