Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Osmeroidea — smelt.

Etymologies

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Osmerus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • About 30 species within the arctic regions belonging to the families Petromyzontidae, Acipenseridae, Anguillidae, Clupeidae, Osmeridae, Salmonidae, and Gasterosteidae exhibit diadromous behavior (i.e., spend part of their lives in the marine environment and migrate to freshwater to spawn, or the converse).

    Effects of climate change on arctic anadromous fish

  • Predation on smelt a small, slender fish of the family Osmeridae is typically associated with large size in landlocked salmon.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Today, the order Salmoniformes includes the families Salmonidae (whitefishes, graylings, trout, salmon, and char), Osmeridae (smelts), and Plecoglossidae (ayu) from the Northern Hemisphere, as well as several families from the Southern Hemisphere.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • A smelt is a fish of the family Osmeridae, which might naturally have something of a smell to it.

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  • Isn’t that any of various small silvery marine and freshwater food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Osmerus mordax of North America and O. eperlanus of Europe?

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