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  1. Scomberesocidae, family Scomberesocidae, Scombresocidae, family Scombresocidaenoun

    only sauries


  1. Scomberesocidae

    Sauries are fish of the family Scomberesocidae. There are two genera, each containing two species. The name Scomberesocidae is derived from the scomber, which in turn is derived from the Greek skombros, meaning "mackerel", and the Latin esox meaning pike.Sauries are marine epipelagic fish which live in tropical and temperate waters. These fish often jump while swimming near the surface, skimming the water, which is similar to flying fish, a fellow member of the order beloniformes. The jaws of sauries are beak-like, ranging from long, slender beaks to relatively short ones with the lower jaw only slightly elongated. The mouth openings of sauries, however, are small and the jaws have weak teeth. The most distinctive feature of sauries, however, is the presence of a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. They also lack swim bladders. Sauries grow to a maximum length of about 46 centimetres (18 in), but the group also includes the smallest of all epipelagic fish, Cololabis adocetus, with an adult length of just 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in).They are harvested commercially as a food fish; Pacific saury are consumed often in Japanese and Korean cuisine. The fish is usually grilled. The Saury, a Sargo-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for this fish.


  1. scomberesocidae

    Scomberesocidae is a family of fish commonly known as sauries, part of the order Beloniformes. They are characterized by their elongated, slender bodies and small fins. Often found in warm or temperate seas, these fish are known to leap out of the water when swimming at high speeds. They are primarily a marine species but are also known to frequent brackish waters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scomberesocidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scomberesocidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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