Antennariidae

noun
frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers
Hypernyms: ↑fish family
Member Holonyms: ↑Pediculati, ↑order Pediculati
Member Meronyms: ↑frogfish, ↑sargassum fish

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\\anˌtenəˈrīəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Antennarius, type genus (from Medieval Latin antenna + Latin -arius -ary) + -idae; from the antennary process on the head
: a family of fishes (order Pediculati) that have an elongated somewhat compressed body, a short head deeper than broad, a large nearly vertical mouth with protrusible premaxillaries, rather large pectoral fins with elongated carpal bones forming a wrist, a first dorsal fin consisting of separate spines of which the first is usually elongated and provided with a membranous flap that projects forward over the mouth and functions as a bait, that scramble about among seaweeds, and that include the frogfishes and sargassum fishes — compare angler

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