Lutjanidae

plural noun Lu·tjan·i·dae \ -ˈchanəˌdē \

Definition of Lutjanidae

: a large family of active carnivorous marine percoid fishes chiefly of rocks and reefs along tropic shores that includes a number of important food fishes — compare snapper

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Origin and Etymology of lutjanidae

New Latin, from Lutjanus, type genus + -idae


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