: a genus of spadefishes (family Ephippidae) found in warm seas along both coasts of America and distinguished by protractile premaxillaries and dorsal spines of unequal length

Word History


New Latin, from chaet- + Greek dipteros two-winged

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“Chaetodipterus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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