Branchiostegidae

plural noun Bran·chi·o·steg·i·dae \ˌbraŋkēōˈstejəˌdē\

Definition of Branchiostegidae

  1. :  a small family of marine percoid fishes (such as the blanquillos) having an elongate body, long dorsal and anal fins, and thoracic or subjugular ventral fins

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Origin and Etymology of branchiostegidae

New Latin, from Branchiostegus, type genus (from branchi- + -stegus, from Greek stegē roof, cover) + -idae — more at thatch


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