Latimeriidae

plural noun
Lat·​i·​me·​ri·​idae

Definition of Latimeriidae

: a family of living deep-sea coelacanth fishes currently known only from the southern African genus Latimeria and the Malagasy genus Malania and having their nearest relatives among fishes that became extinct in the Mesozoic

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History and Etymology for Latimeriidae

New Latin, from Latimeria, type genus + -idae

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“Latimeriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latimeriidae. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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