Definition of Anguillidae
1. Noun. Eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Anguilliformes, Order Anguilliformes, Order Apodes
Member holonyms: Anguilla, Genus Anguilla
Lexicographical Neighbors of Anguillidae
Literary usage of Anguillidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"Besides these representatives of the family anguillidae, the writer has found two species which present most of the characters of ..."
2. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"... sturgeon) anguillidae Anguilla rostrata (American eel) Cyprinidae Cyprinella lutrensis (red shiner) Gila pandora (Rio Grande chub) Hybognathus amarus ..."