Definition of Lophiidae
1. Noun. Large-headed marine fishes comprising the anglers.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Pediculati, Pediculati
Member holonyms: Genus Lophius, Lophius, Allmouth, Angler, Angler Fish, Anglerfish, Goosefish, Lophius Americanus, Lotte, Monkfish
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lophiidae
Literary usage of Lophiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Museum Guides: Vertrbrates by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"... fishes comprising the families Lophiidae (Angler- case fishes), ... In the Lophiidae (fig. 92) the mouth is very large and has teeth which are so ..."
2. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1859)
"On a new genus of the Family Lophiidae, /. c. 1834. Belanger. Zoologie du Voyage aux Indes Orientales. Paris. ..."
3. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1872)
"... spatulate with anterior stem and transverse blade. Basis cranii simple. Two families, the Antennariidae with three, the Lophiidae. ..."