Callichthyidae

plural noun Cal·lich·thy·idae \ˌkaˌlikˈthīəˌdē\

Definition of Callichthyidae

  1. :  a family of South American armored catfishes (type genus Callichthys) including several species sometimes kept in the tropical aquarium

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Origin and Etymology of callichthyidae

New Latin, from Callichthys, type genus (from Greek kallichthys, a sea fish, from kalli- calli + ichthys fish) + -idae


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