Definition of Scombroidea
1. Noun. Mackerels; tunas; albacores; bonitos; swordfishes; sailfishes.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Scombroid, Scombroid Fish, Family Scombridae, Scombridae, Family Kasuwonidae, Katsuwonidae, Family Xiphiidae, Xiphiidae, Family Istiophoridae, Istiophoridae, Family Luvaridae, Luvaridae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scombroidea
Literary usage of Scombroidea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The mackerel-like forms, or scombroidea, as a whole are defined by their adaptation for swift movement. The profile is sharp anteriorly, the tail slender, ..."
2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"To the group or super-family scombroidea belong a great variety of fishes, usually swift in motion and with thin soft scales ..."
3. Bulletin by Engineering Dept, National Electric Lamp Association, New Jersey Bureau of Geology and Topography, New Jersey Geological Survey, New Jersey Dept. of Conservation and Development, New Jersey Dept. of Conservation. Division of Forestry, Geology, Parks an (1911)
"... and does not seem to have been exactly defined, though two series of families have generally been admitted, as the scombroidea and the Per- ..."