Cirrhitidae

plural noun Cir·rhit·i·dae \sə̇ˈritəˌdē\

Definition of Cirrhitidae

  1. :  a family of small brilliantly colored percoid fishes of the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans especially abundant about coral reefs

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Origin and Etymology of cirrhitidae

New Latin, from Cirrhitus, type genus (irregular from Latin cirritus having filaments, from cirrus curl) + -idae


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