plural noun No·top·ter·i·dae \ˌnōˌtäpˈterəˌdē\

Definition of Notopteridae

  1. :  a small family of freshwater fishes (order Isospondyli) of West Africa and southeastern Asia having the dorsal fin when present short and high, the anal fin long and confluent with the caudal, and the air bladder complex

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Origin and Etymology of notopteridae

New Latin, from Notopterus, type genus (from 1not- + -pterus) + -idae

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