Definition of clupeoid in English:


Syllabification: clu·pe·oid
Pronunciation: /ˈklo͞opēˌoid


  • A marine fish of a group that includes the herring family together with the anchovies and related fish.
    • Order Clupeiformes or suborder Clupeoidei
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    • Like anchovies and herrings, they are small, primitive fish belonging to the group known as clupeoids.
    • Randall reported that in the West Indies, 96% of the cero diet consists of small schooling fishes, particularly clupeoids of the genera Harengula, Jenkinsia and Opisthonema.
    • It may, therefore, be useful to briefly review some of the general characteristics of clupeoids to indicate what we might expect to find in Lake Tanganyika.


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  • Of or relating to fish of the clupeoid group.
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    • Interrelations between sensory development and habitat change in clupeoid larvae.
    • At night, clupeoid shoals rose in the water column and became more dispersed.
    • The five species and subspecies of Sardinops yield roughly one-fourth of the catch of all clupeoid fishes, making it one of the most productive of all clupeoid genera.


mid 19th century: from modern Latin Clupeoidei (plural), from Latin clupea, the name of a river fish.

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