Cepolidae

plural noun

Ce·​pol·​i·​dae
sə̇ˈpäləˌdē,
-pōl-
: a family of elongated marine percoid fishes having the dorsal and anal fins elongated and confluent at the end of the pointed tail see ribbonfish sense 1b

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cepola, type genus (Linnaean name of unknown origin) + -idae

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“Cepolidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cepolidae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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