family Exocoetidae


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Noun1.family Exocoetidae - flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Synentognathi, Synentognathi - order of fishes having spineless fins; needlefishes; sauries; flying fishes; halfbeaks
flying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
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The feeding of young flyingfishes of the family Exocoetidae and of the smallwing flyingfish, Oxyporhamphus micropterus, of the family Hemirhamphidae.
Thus, the species belonging to the family Exocoetidae were significantly more consumed on Tenerife and La Gomera than in Chinijo ([G.