Definition of Family Carangidae
1. Noun. Large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Carangid, Carangid Fish, Caranx, Genus Caranx, Jack, Elagatis, Genus Elagatis, Genus Oligoplites, Oligoplites, Alectis, Genus Alectis, Genus Selene, Selene, Genus Seriola, Seriola, Genus Trachinotus, Trachinotus, Genus Naucrates, Naucrates, Scad, Genus Trachurus, Trachurus, Genus Selar, Selar, Decapterus, Genus Decapterus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Carangidae
Literary usage of Family Carangidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"... be attained at a length of 11—12 inches but individuals have been known to exceed 18 inches in length. The Scad Family. Carangidae. THE HORSE-MACKEREL. ..."
2. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The pompano (family Carangidae) is one of the food fishes which is most highly esteemed along the Gulf coast. It has been found as far north as Cape ..."
3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"... valued by anglers for its game qualities. It comes to the Santa Bar- FIG. 214.—Amber-fish, Seriola lalandi (Cuv. & Val.). family Carangidae ..."