Gobiesocidae

plural noun Go·bi·e·soc·i·dae \ (ˌ)gōˌbīəˈsäsəˌdē , ˌgōbēə- \

Definition of Gobiesocidae

: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

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Origin and Etymology of gobiesocidae

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


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