Gonostomatidae

plural noun

Gon·​o·​sto·​mat·​i·​dae
ˌgänəstōˈmatəˌdē
: a small family of slender elongate deep-sea isospondylous fishes of the Pacific and Indian oceans compare viperfish

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Gonostomat-, Gonostoma, type genus (from gon- + stomat-, stoma mouth) + -idae

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“Gonostomatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gonostomatidae. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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