plural noun
Go·​bi·​idae | \gōˈbīəˌdē\

Definition of Gobiidae 

: a family of bony fishes that consists of the gobies and with a few related families constitutes a suborder Gobioidea of the order Percomorphi

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History and Etymology for Gobiidae

New Latin, from Gobius, type genus + -idae

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