Definition of syngnathid in English:


Syllabification: syng·na·thid
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGnəˌTHid, ˈsiNGgnə-


  • Any of a family of fish with an elongated snout and no ventral and first dorsal fins. It includes the sea moths, seahorses, and trumpet fish.
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    • In terms of their reproductive ecology, the syngnathids studied thus far fall into two broad categories.
    • The significance of syngnathids to conservation was recognized through their blanket protection in South Australia.
    • Thus, most syngnathids appear largely confined to the uptake of small invertebrates.

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