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

Definition of Callichthyidae

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

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History and Etymology for Callichthyidae

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

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