Definition of Ephippidae
1. Noun. Small family comprising the spadefishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Chaetodipterus, Genus Chaetodipterus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephippidae
Literary usage of Ephippidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The name alludes to its supposed habit of catching insects by shooting drops of water at them through its long mouth. The ephippidae. ..."
2. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"... (Drepanidae). batfish (ephippidae). rabbitfish (Siganidae), triggerfish (Balistidae) and pufferfish (Tetraodontidae). ..."