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Apogonidae

[‚ap·ə′gän·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The cardinal fishes, a family of tropical marine fishes in the order Perciformes; males incubate eggs in the mouth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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