plural noun
Ca·​rap·​i·​dae | \ kəˈrapəˌdē \

Definition of Carapidae

: a small family of percomorph fishes related to the brotulids and comprising the pearl fishes — see carapus

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History and Etymology for Carapidae

New Latin, from Carapus, type genus + -idae

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“Carapidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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