Malacanthidae

plural noun
Mal·a·can·thi·dae

Definition of Malacanthidae 

: a family of long compressed to fusiform short-headed marine percoid fishes that are often brightly colored and that include excellent food fishes

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History and Etymology for Malacanthidae

New Latin, from Malacanthus, type genus + -idae

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