Definition of Family mugilidae
1. Noun. Grey mullets.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Mugiloidea, Suborder Mugiloidea
Member holonyms: Gray Mullet, Grey Mullet, Mullet, Genus Mugil, Mugil
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Mugilidae
Literary usage of Family mugilidae
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1. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1878)
"Cat. Fish., Vol. II, p. 340. I have a number of this species averaging 5 inches in length. family mugilidae. 69. ..."
2. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"The first found also in brackish water, the second belonging to the marine family, Mugilidae, and the others to the ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"... the type of the family Mugilidae. In this family, the body is nearly cylindrical, the scales are large ; there are two widely separated dorsal fins, ..."
4. Convergence in Evolution by Arthur Willey (1911)
"Both the Grey Mullet family (Mugilidae) and the Herring family (Clupeidae) are respectively differentiated into groups by the presence or absence of adipose ..."
5. Yale Studies in English edited by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Yale university New Haven (1903)
"genus Mugil, or of the family Mugilidae. Mun, V. 461: variation of MOUN, MAUN = must (now only provincial). Muse, IV. 103: tto be astonished, wonder. ..."
6. Guide to the Gallery of Fishes in the Department of Zoology of the British by William George Ridewood (1908)
"Grey The Grey Mullets (family Mugilidae) are robust-looking fishes with broad, blunt head and small, nearly toothless mouth. The scales are cycloid, ..."