family Osmeridae


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Noun1.family Osmeridae - smelts
fish family - any of various families of fish
Isospondyli, order Isospondyli - most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon
smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
genus Osmerus, Osmerus - type genus of the Osmeridae
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8 (Ammodytes hexapterus) Smelts: family Osmeridae Smelts, unidentified 6.
masquinongy Mitchill, S muskellunge Family Umbridae (mudminnows) Umbra limi (Kirtland), central N mudminnow Family Osmeridae (smelt) Osmerus mordax (Mitchill), NW rainbow smelt Family Salmonidate (salmon and whitefish) Coregonus artedi LeSueur, cisco or lake herring NW C.