plural noun
Ep·​i·​ne·​phel·​i·​dae | \ ˌepənəˈfeləˌdē \

Definition of Epinephelidae

in some classifications
: a family of percoid fishes comprising Epinephelus and other genera that are usually placed in Serranidae

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History and Etymology for Epinephelidae

New Latin, from Epinephelus, type genus + -idae

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“Epinephelidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epinephelidae. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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