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sparid Syllabification: spar·id
Pronunciation: /ˈsperəd/

Definition of sparid in English:


A fish of the sea bream family (Sparidae), whose members are marine and have deep bodies with long spiny dorsal fins.
Example sentences
  • The diet of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, collected from the Bahamas, is dominated by inner neritic fish, like sparids, lutjanids and gerreids.
  • According to Domain, the sparid community is composed of species with a preference for cold waters.
  • We used the two satellite DNA families of the sparid species for phylogenetic inference of the group.


1960s: from modern Latin Sparidae (plural), via Latin from Greek sparos 'sea bream'.

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