Definition of Chaetodontidae
1. Noun. Butterfly fishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Butterfly Fish, Genus Chaetodon, Genus Pomacanthus, Pomacanthus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaetodontidae
Literary usage of Chaetodontidae
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)
"... does not belong to chaetodontidae, nor Priscacara to the Pomacentridae, nor Platax to the Carangidae ..."
2. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1896)
"... (chaetodontidae, etc.), are also abundant in the tropical seas, and are among the most brilliantly colored of fishes. One of their peculiarities is seen ..."