Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Clupeiformes — the anchovies and related fish.

Etymologies

Engraulis +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Prey species include anchovies (Engraulidae), sardines and pilchards (Clupeidae), and mullets (Mugilidae).

    Galapagos penguin

  • The dominant fish species off India’s central west coast ecosystem are Sciaenids (Pseudosciaena diacanthus), Carangidae (Caranx spp.), and Engraulidae (anchovies).

    Arabian Sea large marine ecosystem

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