What is another word for sciaenidae?

3 synonyms found


[ sˈa͡ɪəɹənˌɪdiː], [ sˈa‍ɪəɹənˌɪdiː], [ s_ˈaɪ_ə_ɹ_ə_n_ˌɪ_d_iː]

Sciaenidae is a family of fishes that includes many commercially important species, such as drum, croaker, and sea trout. Synonyms for this word include Sciaenids and the more specific Cynoscion, which refers to a genus within the family. Other scientific names used for Sciaenidae include Odontoscion and Pennahia. However, in everyday language, people may refer to these fishes as drumfish, silver perch, or even "speckled trout," which can be confusing as this is also a common name for a different species. Therefore, it is important to be clear about the scientific name when discussing Sciaenidae in a professional or scientific context.

Synonyms for Sciaenidae:

How to use "Sciaenidae" in context?

The sciaenidae are a family of fishes that includes the spearfishes and their relatives. These fishes have both a Bones of the head with rod-like processes and an assemblage of cartilaginous rays that forms a fleshy lobe on either side of their heads. As a result, they are usually distinguished from other fishes by their heads, which give them their common name.

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