Lophotidae

plural noun

Lo·​phot·​i·​dae
ləˈfätəˌdē
: a monotypic family of elongated ribbonlike deep-sea fishes (order Allotriognathi) compare oarfish

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Lophotes, type genus (irregular from Greek lophos crest) + -idae

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“Lophotidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lophotidae. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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