Katsuwonidae

plural noun
Kat·​su·​won·​i·​dae | \ ˌkatsəˈwänəˌdē \

Definition of Katsuwonidae

in some classifications
: a family of scombroid fishes comprising the oceanic bonitos and closely related forms and including a type genus (Katsuwonus) that is commonly placed in the family Scombridae

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History and Etymology for Katsuwonidae

New Latin, from Katsuwonus, type genus (from Japanese katsuo victorfish) + -idae

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“Katsuwonidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Katsuwonidae. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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