Definitions for acanthopterygii
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Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii(noun)
teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
an order of fishes having some of the rays of the dorsal, ventral, and anal fins unarticulated and spinelike, as the perch
Origin: [NL., from Gr. thorn + fin, dim. fr. wing.]
Acanthopterygii is a superorder of bony fishes in the class Actinopterygii. Members of this superorder are also known as the ray-finned fishes for the characteristic sharp, bony rays in their fins; however this name is also often given to the class Actinopterygii as a whole. Orders: ⁕Order Mugiliformes, the mullets ⁕Order Atheriniformes, including silversides and rainbowfishes ⁕Order Beloniformes, including the flyingfishes ⁕Order Cetomimiformes, the whalefishes ⁕Order Cyprinodontiformes, including livebearers, killifishes ⁕Order Stephanoberyciformes, including the ridgeheads ⁕Order Beryciformes, including the fangtooths and pineconefishes ⁕Order Zeiformes, including the dories ⁕Order Gobiesociformes, the clingfishes ⁕Order Gasterosteiformes including the sticklebacks ⁕Order Syngnathiformes, including the seahorses and pipefishes ⁕Order Synbranchiformes, including the swamp eels ⁕Order Tetraodontiformes, including the filefishes and pufferfishes ⁕Order Pleuronectiformes, the flatfishes ⁕Order Scorpaeniformes, including scorpionfishes and the weaver fishes ⁕Order Perciformes 40% of all fishes including anabantids, basses, cichlids, gobies, gouramis, mackerels, perches, scats, whitings, wrasses
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