noun Er·pe·to·ich·thys \ˌərpəˌtōˈikthə̇s\

Definition of Erpetoichthys

  1. :  a genus of fishes (order Cladistia) that contains only the African reedfish and is often isolated from the related genus Polypterus in a monotypic family

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Origin and Etymology of erpetoichthys

New Latin, irregular from herpet- + Greek ichthys fish — more at ichthus

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