Synonyms for hiodontidae or Related words with hiodontidae
Examples of "hiodontidae"
The mooneyes (
) are often classified here, but may also be placed in a separate order, Hiodontiformes.
Hiodontiformes is a relatively new order of fish, consisting of the two living species of the mooneye family
and three genera of extinct types.
The mooneyes are a family, the
, of ray-finned fish comprising two living and three extinct species in the genus "Hiodon". They are large-eyed, fork-tailed fish that physically resemble shads. Their common name comes from the metallic gold or silver shine of their eyes.
The goldeye is a freshwater fish found in Canada and the northern United States. It is one of only two remaining species in the family
, the other species being the mooneye ("Hiodon tergisus"). The species name "alosoides" means shad-like. It is also called Winnipeg goldeye, western goldeye, yellow herring, toothed herring, shad mooneye, la Queche, weepicheesis, or "laquaiche aux yeux d’or" in French.
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