Scleroparei

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Noun1.Scleroparei - scorpionfishes; sculpins; gurnards; greenlings; flying gurnards
animal order - the order of animals
Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
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Four fish orders, namely the Scorpaeniformes, Salmoniformes, Gadiformes, and Perciformes, accounted for 88.
Scorpaeniformes, Perciformes, Pleuronectiformes y Tetraodontiformes (Rodriguez et al.
Carcharhiniformes 1 4 2 5 Scorpaeniformes 1 4 1 3 Elopiformes 1 4 1 3 Clupeiformes 1 4 1 3 Cyprinodontiformes 1 4 1 3 Characiformes 3 13 9 24 Siluriformes 4 17 5 13 Syngnathiformes 1 4 1 3 Batrachoidiformes 1 4 1 3 Perciformes 9 38 15 39 Pleuronectiformes 1 4 1 3 Total 24 100 38 100 Table 2.
Because both of these fish families belong to the Order Scorpaeniformes, some ichthyologists, Fowler apparently among them, call the entire order "sculpins" in familiar speech, despite it being a rather imprecise moniker.