Definition of Atherinidae
1. Noun. Small spiny-finned fishes of both salt and fresh water.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Mugiloidea, Suborder Mugiloidea
Member holonyms: Silverside, Silversides, Atherinopsis, Genus Atherinopsis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atherinidae
Literary usage of Atherinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"The silversides (atherinidae) and other unrelated fishes are sometimes also called smelts, sand smelt, or whitebait. The atherinidae also include grunion ..."
2. Chile at the Pan-American Exposition by Chile (1901)
"atherinidae, Atherina ... Abundant and valued. (40 В.) No. 1639—El Mote. (Fam. atherinidae ..."