plural noun
Sphy·​rae·​ni·​dae | \ -nəˌdē \

Definition of Sphyraenidae

: a monotypic family of large active elongated cylindrical small-scaled fishes (suborder Mugiloidea) having a large mouth with a projecting lower jaw and long strong teeth in jaws and palate — see barracuda

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History and Etymology for Sphyraenidae

New Latin, from Sphyraena, type genus + -idae

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“Sphyraenidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphyraenidae. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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