Definition of clupeoid in English:

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clupeoid

Pronunciation: /ˈklo͞opēˌoid/
Zoology

noun

A marine fish of a group that includes the herring family together with the anchovies and related fish.
  • Order Clupeiformes or suborder Clupeoidei
Example sentences
  • 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.

adjective

Relating to fish of the clupeoid group.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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