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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History and Etymology for Gobiesocidae

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 7 Dec. 2021.

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