Congiopodidae

plural noun Con·gi·o·pod·i·dae \ˌkänjē(ˌ)ōˈpädə̇ˌdē\

Definition of Congiopodidae

  1. :  a small family (type genus Congiopodus) of marine fishes (order Scleroparei) of the tropical southern hemisphere having a compressed elongated body, a pronounced snout, a small protractile mouth, and a head partly covered with bony plates

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Origin and Etymology of congiopodidae

New Latin, from Congiopodus, type genus (probably irregular from New Latin Conger + Greek pod-, pous foot) + -idae — more at conger, foot


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