Definition of Family Clupeidae
1. Noun. Herrings; shad; sardines; etc..
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Isospondyli, Order Isospondyli
Member holonyms: Clupeid, Clupeid Fish, Alosa, Genus Alosa, Genus Pomolobus, Pomolobus, Brevoortia, Genus Brevoortia, Clupea, Genus Clupea, Genus Sardina, Genus Sardinia, Sardina, Genus Sardinops, Sardinops
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Clupeidae
Literary usage of Family Clupeidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"The herrings form a very important group of fishes belonging to the family Clupeidae. There are about 30 genera in the family and 150 species. ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and by Joseph Henry, Spencer Fullerton Baird, United States War Dept, United States Army. Corps of Engineers (1855)
"Family CLUPEIDAE, Bonap. This, the herring family, includes fishes, the body of which is always covered with scales, although, from the very deciduous ..."
3. New English Canaan Text & Notes by Jack Dempsey (2001)
"... of the family Clupeidae. Like Salmon, Shad ascend coastal rivers to spawn; and New England's Salmon and Connecticutt Rivers north of 1 ..."
4. Convergence in Evolution by Arthur Willey (1911)
"Both the Grey Mullet family (Mugilidae) and the Herring family (Clupeidae) are respectively differentiated into groups by the presence or absence of adipose ..."
5. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"There are various small species of the family Clupeidae that are known as sardines, the typical French species being the young pilchard, C. pilchardus. ..."