Meaning of sciaenoid


Pronunciation: (sī-ē'noid), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous fishes that produce a loud sound by snapping the muscles attached to their air bladder, comprising the croakers and drums.
  1. a sciaenoid fish.
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