from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of fish including the squirrelfishes and soldierfishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of acanthopterygian fishes of the superfamily Berycoidea; the squirrel-fishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. squirrelfishes and soldierfishes
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Some planktivorous fishes, including cardinal fishes (Family Apogonidae) and some squirrelfishes (Family Holocentridae) are nocturnal.