Definition of Catostomidae
1. Noun. Suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Cypriniformes, Order Cypriniformes
Member holonyms: Catostomid, Sucker, Catostomus, Genus Catostomus, Genus Ictiobus, Ictiobus, Genus Hypentelium, Hypentelium, Genus Maxostoma, Maxostoma
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catostomidae
Literary usage of Catostomidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Unfortunately they are less hardy. Many varieties and monstrosities of the goldfish have been produced by domestication. The Catostomidae. ..."
2. Entomological Reprints by Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1899)
"(Catostomidae.) "From near Pikes Peak". The character of the rock shows that ... These scales agree well in type with the living. Catostomidae. ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"In the Catostomidae, or suckers, the case is very different. Here the mouth is inferior, (Fig. 7, c), and the snout depressed. In this family the maxillary ..."
4. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1900)
"Thus Catostomus, Catostomidae. II. ADJECTIVES. 45 As a matter of course, this division will comprise by far the largest part of all Greek compounds, ..."