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Related to Exocoetidae: family Exocoetidae
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Noun1.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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X EXOCOETIDAE Cheilopogon heterurus X Foaiator acuius rostratas X Hirundichthys spp.
To study insular variation of the most important prey (belonging to the families Exocoetidae and Belonidae), we applied likelihood ratio tests (G-tests), comparing a certain prey item with the total number of the remaining prey items.