suborder Scorpaenoidea


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Noun1.suborder Scorpaenoidea - mail-cheeked fishes: scorpionfishes; gurnards
animal order - the order of animals
Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
family Ophiodontidae, Ophiodontidae - fishes closely related to greenlings
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
family Platycephalidae, Platycephalidae - scorpaenoid flatheads
family Triglidae, Triglidae - in some classifications restricted to the gurnards and subdivided into the subfamilies Triglinae (true sea robins) and Peristediinae (armored sea robins)