Definition of Family Torpedinidae

1. Noun. Electric rays.

Exact synonyms: Torpedinidae
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Torpediniformes, Torpediniformes
Member holonyms: Crampfish, Electric Ray, Numbfish, Torpedo



Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Torpedinidae

family Theridiidae
family Thiobacteriaceae
family Thraupidae
family Threskiornithidae
family Thripidae
family Thymelaeaceae
family Tiliaceae
family Tilletiaceae
family Timaliidae
family Tinamidae
family Tineidae
family Tingidae
family Tipulidae
family Titanosauridae
family Todidae
family Torpedinidae (current term)
family Tortricidae
family Toxotidae
family Trachipteridae
family Tragulidae
family Trapaceae
family Tremellaceae
family Trephritidae
family Treponemataceae
family Triakidae
family Tribonemaceae
family Trichechidae
family Trichiuridae
family Trichodontidae
family Tricholomataceae

Literary usage of Family Torpedinidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"The electric organ of the family Torpedinidae is composed of vertical hexagonal tubes between the pectoral fins and the head. ..."

2. Chambers' Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1892)
"Torpedo, a genus of cartilaginous fishes of the family Torpedinidae, related to the skates and rays. They are most remarkable for their electric organs, ..."

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