Definition of Family sparidae

1. Noun. Porgies; scups.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Sparidae

family Serranidae
family Sialidae
family Sillaginidae
family Siluridae
family Simaroubaceae
family Simuliidae
family Sirenidae
family Sisyridae
family Sittidae
family Solanaceae
family Soleidae
family Solenidae
family Soricidae
family Spalacidae
family Sparganiaceae
family Sparidae
family Sphaeriaceae
family Sphaerobolaceae
family Sphaerocarpaceae
family Sphecidae
family Spheniscidae
family Sphingidae
family Sphyraenidae
family Sphyrnidae
family Spirillaceae
family Spirochaetaceae
family Spirulidae
family Squalidae
family Squatinidae
family Squillidae

Literary usage of Family sparidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society by New York Zoological Society (1913)
"Pigfish or Sailors choice, Orthopristis chrysopterus 3 years Family SPARIDAE (Porgies). Scup or Porgy, Stenotomus chrysops 4 years Pinfish, ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"A British name for several fishes of the family Sparidae (qv ), especially a common and useful species ..."

3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"... on the German and Holland coasts are packed as sardines and sent into this country as sardines. Scup.—The scup is a fish (family Sparidae) which is ..."

4. Reports of Geological Explorations by New Zealand Geological Survey (1894)
"... Castle Hill, and other places This group of teeth appears to be closely related to the fishes comprised in the family Sparidae, whose dentition consists ..."

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