Definition of Family Orectolobidae
1. Noun. Nurse sharks and carpet sharks.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Elasmobranchii, Selachii, Subclass Elasmobranchii, Subclass Selachii
Member holonyms: Genus Orectolobus, Orectolobus, Genus Ginglymostoma, Ginglymostoma
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Orectolobidae
Literary usage of Family Orectolobidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"... bite divers who are molesting them; included here are such common forms as nurse sharks (family Orectolobidae) and swell sharks (family Scyliorhinidae). ..."