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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“Malacanthidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malacanthidae. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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