ichthyofauna

noun
ich·​thyo·​fau·​na | \ ˌik-thē-ō-ˈfȯ-nə How to pronounce ichthyofauna (audio) , -ˈfä- \

Definition of ichthyofauna

: the fish life of a region

Other Words from ichthyofauna

ichthyofaunal \ ˌik-​thē-​ō-​ˈfȯ-​nᵊl How to pronounce ichthyofauna (audio) , -​ˈfä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of ichthyofauna

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ichthyofauna

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“Ichthyofauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyofauna. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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