plural noun
Gon·​o·​sto·​mat·​i·​dae | \ ˌgänəstōˈmatəˌdē\

Definition of Gonostomatidae

: a small family of slender elongate deep-sea isospondylous fishes of the Pacific and Indian oceans — compare viperfish

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History and Etymology for Gonostomatidae

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

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