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(Encyclopedia) characin kâr´əsĭn [key] or characid –sĭd [key], common name for members of the Characidae, a large and diverse family comprising 700 species of freshwater fishes. The characins ...


(Encyclopedia) characid: see characin .


(Encyclopedia) tetra: see characin .


(Encyclopedia) piranha: see characin .

flying fish

(Encyclopedia) flying fish, common name for members of the Exocoetidae, a family of carnivorous or herbivorous fish of warmer seas. Flying fishes usually swim in schools. They average 7 to 12 in. (17.5–30 c...

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