Eleotridae

plural noun El·e·o·tri·dae \ˌelēˈō‧trəˌdē\

Definition of Eleotridae

  1. :  a large widely distributed family of chiefly small fishes comprising the sleepers that are closely related to and sometimes included among the gobies from which they are distinguished by pelvic fins that are separate and do not form a cup or disk

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Origin and Etymology of eleotridae

New Latin, from Eleotris, type genus (from Greek eleōtris, a fish of the Nile river) + -idae


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