malacopterygian


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malacopterygian

(ˌmæləˌkɒptəˈrɪdʒɪən)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Malacopterygii, a group of teleost fishes, including herrings and salmon, having soft fin rays
n
(Animals) any malacopterygian fish; a soft-finned fish
[C19: from New Latin Malacopterygii, from malaco- + Greek pterux wing, fin]
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Noun1.malacopterygian - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygiimalacopterygian - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Malacopterygii, superorder Malacopterygii - an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
order Ostariophysi, Ostariophysi - in some classifications considered a superorder comprising the Cypriniformes and the Siluriformes
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
eel - voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
beaked salmon, Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus, sandfish - fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
whitebait - the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts
anchovy - small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
salmonid - soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters
whitefish - silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
smelt - small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
tarpon, Tarpon atlanticus - large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida
Albula vulpes, bonefish - slender silvery marine fish found in tropical mud flats and mangrove lagoons
argentine - any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
lanternfish - small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night
lizardfish, snakefish, snake-fish - tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads; found worldwide
greeneye - bottom-dwellers having large eyes with metallic green luster
lancet fish, lancetfish, wolffish - large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
handsaw fish - a soft-finned fish of the genus Alepisaurus
Lampris regius, opah, moonfish - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
Lampris guttatus, New World opah - from Nova Scotia to West Indies and Gulf of Mexico
ribbonfish - marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body
king of the herring, oarfish, Regalecus glesne, ribbonfish - thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin