family Scombridae

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Scombridae - marine food fishes: mackerels; chub mackerels; tuna
fish family - any of various families of fish
Scombroidea, suborder Scombroidea - mackerels; tunas; albacores; bonitos; swordfishes; sailfishes
mackerel - any of various fishes of the family Scombridae
genus Scomber, Scomber - type genus of the Scombridae
genus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus - Spanish mackerels
genus Thunnus, Thunnus - tunas: warm-blooded fishes
genus Sarda, Sarda - bonitos
Euthynnus, genus Euthynnus - a genus of Scombridae
genus Katsuwonus, Katsuwonus - oceanic bonitos; in some classifications placed in its own family Katsuwonidae
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Spanish mackerel are a high migration species belonging to the family Scombridae. The species have been found in the Indo-West Pacific from South Africa and the Red Sea east to Australia, Fiji, China, Japan, and Mediterranean Sea [11].
Of the family Scombridae, Wahoo is perhaps one of the most distinctive members of this group, exhibiting a number of unique characters (Collette and Nauen 1983).
Within the family Scombridae, the closest relatives to the tunas (tribe Thunnini) are the bonitos (tribe Sardini).