Notacanthidae

plural noun
No·​ta·​can·​thi·​dae | \ -n(t)thəˌdē \

Definition of Notacanthidae

: a small family of deep-sea fishes (order Heteromi) resembling eels and having long dorsal and anal fins with both spines and soft rays

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History and Etymology for Notacanthidae

New Latin, from Notacanthus, type genus + -idae

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“Notacanthidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Notacanthidae. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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