Stomiatidae

plural noun Sto·mi·at·i·dae \ˌstōmēˈatəˌdē\

Definition of Stomiatidae

  1. :  a family of small slender usually scaleless deep-sea fishes having a short head that bears an enormous mouth full of long powerful teeth and a highly distensible stomach and with living and extinct related fishes forming a suborder of the order Isospondyli — compare dragonfish

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Origin and Etymology of stomiatidae

New Latin, irregular from Stomias, type genus (irregular from Greek stoma mouth) + -idae — more at stomach


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