Definition of Family Ophidiidae
1. Noun. Eellike marine fishes.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Cusk-eel
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Ophidiidae
Literary usage of Family Ophidiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Fauna of the Deep Sea by Sydney John Hickson (1894)
"The family Ophidiidae contributes very largely to the fish fauna of the abyss. Some of the deep-water genera, ..."
2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"The Sand-Eel Family. Ophidiidae. General Remarks on the Sand-Eels. The two common sand-eels are very closely allied, and it requires a trained eye to at ..."