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  1. Sillaginidae, family Sillaginidaenoun

    small family of small food fishes in shallow waters of the Pacific around Indonesia


  1. Sillaginidae

    The Sillaginidae, commonly known as the smelt-whitings, whitings, sillaginids, sand borers and sand-smelts, are a family of benthic coastal marine fishes in the order Perciformes. The smelt-whitings inhabit a wide region covering much of the Indo-Pacific, from the west coast of Africa east to Japan and south to Australia. The family comprises only three genera and thirty one species, of which a number are dubious, with the last major revision of the family in 1992 unable to confirm the validity of a number of species. They are elongate, slightly compressed fish often light brown to silver in colour with a variety of markings and patterns on their upper body. The Sillaginidae are not related to a number of fishes commonly called 'whiting' in the Northern Hemisphere, including the fish originally called whiting, Merlangius merlangus. The smelt-whitings are mostly inshore fishes that inhabit sandy, silty and muddy substrates on both low and high energy environments ranging from protected tidal flats and estuaries to surf zones. A few species predominantly live offshore on deep sand shoals and reefs, although the larvae and juvenile phases of most species return to inshore grounds, where they spend the first few years of their lives. Smelt-whitings are benthic carnivores that prey predominantly on polychaetes, a variety of crustaceans, molluscs and to a lesser extent echinoderms and fish, feeding by detecting vibrations emitted by their prey.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sillaginidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sillaginidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. epidemic
    • D. equivalent

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