Definition of Characidae
1. Noun. Tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Cypriniformes, Order Cypriniformes
Member holonyms: Characid, Characin, Characin Fish, Genus Hemigrammus, Hemigrammus, Genus Paracheirodon, Paracheirodon, Genus Serrasalmus, Serrasalmus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Characidae
Literary usage of Characidae
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1. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"Radii few, mostly apical; or when many basal, central region of scales with coarse radial reticulation (characidae) 10. Radii numerous, all apical ; basal ..."
2. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1921)
"These three families, then. would not feel needed an Africo-South American land connection. this leaves only the characidae, a group of some 400 minnows and ..."