plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Notopteridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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