plural noun

: a family of small marine teleost fishes that have soft dorsal and anal fins and a large sucker formed in part by the pelvic fins located well forward on the throat and that form an order Xenopterygii or in some classifications a highly specialized suborder of Percomorphi compare clingfish

Word History


New Latin, from Gobiesoc-, Gobiesox, type genus + -idae

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“Gobiesocidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gobiesocidae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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