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|Noun||1.||family Catostomidae - suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae|
fish family - any of various families of fish
Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes - an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
catostomid - a cypriniform fish of the family Catostomidae
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps