Chanidae


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Chanidae

[′kan·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A monospecific family of teleost fishes in the order Gonorynchiformes which contain the milkfish (Chanos chanos), distinguished by the lack of teeth.
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(2.) Mangrove-dependent demersal fish include those belonging to the Clupeidae, Chanidae, Ariidae, Pltosidae, Mugilidae, Lujanidae, and Latidae families.
Milkfish, Chanos chanos (Forsskal, 1775), taken in southern California adds new family (Chanidae) to the California marine fauna.