Definition of Ephippidae

1. Noun. Small family comprising the spadefishes.

Exact synonyms: Family Ephippidae
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

Eperythrozoon suis
Eperythrozoon wenyoni
Eph.
Ephedra sinica
Ephedraceae
Ephemerida
Ephemeridae
Ephemeroptera
Ephes.
Ephesan
Ephesian
Ephesians
Ephestia
Ephestia elutella
Ephesus
Ephippidae
Ephippiorhynchus
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Ephraim
Ephthalite
Ephthalites
EpiP serine protease
EpiPen
Epictetian
Epictetus
Epicurean
Epicureanism
Epicureans
Epicurus
Epidendrum

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). ..."

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