Definition of Family Gobiidae
1. Noun. Gobies.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Perciformes, Order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi
Member holonyms: Goby, Gudgeon, Genus Periophthalmus, Periophthalmus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Gobiidae
Literary usage of Family Gobiidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"But in this fish we have no case of survival, but one of unusual development; the family (Gobiidae) to which it belongs presents no similar case, ..."
2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"The Goby Family. Gobiidae. THE FRECKLED GOBY. (Gobius minutus, Pall.) Though of little use to man as food, yet this and other members of the genus are ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"... is a chuckle-headed fish, of the family Gobiidae. It reaches a length of over a foot and lives principally in the mouths of rivers in the area affected ..."
4. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"... (Pallas, Bl. Schn.) a member of the family Gobiidae, whose expanded ventral fins serve as a foot, the lengthened pectorals as organs of locomotion, ..."