Definition of Phallostethidae
: a family of small freshwater and brackish-water fishes of southeastern Asia and the Philippines that are of very uncertain systematic position and are sometimes isolated in a suborder of Percomorphi and regarded as related to the Atherinidae or are made a separate order and held to have affinities chiefly with the Microcyprini
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Origin and Etymology of phallostethidae
New Latin, from Phallostethus, type genus (from phall- + Greek stēthos breast) + -idae
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