Nandidae

plural noun
Nan·​di·​dae | \ˈnandəˌdē\

Definition of Nandidae 

: a family of small deep-bodied percoid fishes of warm fresh and salt waters of the southern hemisphere — compare leaf fish

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History and Etymology for Nandidae

New Latin, from Nandus, type genus (perhaps from Sanskrit nāndī joy) + -idae

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