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blennioid

(ˈblɛnɪˌɔɪd)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Blennioidea, a large suborder of small mainly marine spiny-finned fishes having an elongated body with reduced pelvic fins. The group includes the blennies, butterfish, and gunnel
n
(Animals) any fish belonging to the Blennioidea
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Noun1.blennioid - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic finsblennioid - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Blennioidea, suborder Blennioidea - blennies; butterfishes; gunnels
blenny, combtooth blenny - small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks
clinid, clinid fish - mostly small blennioid fishes of coral reefs and seagrass beds
pikeblenny - tropical American fishes; males are aggressively defensive of their territory
bracketed blenny, gunnel - small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic
prickleback - small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
Cryptacanthodes maculatus, ghostfish, wrymouth - eellike Atlantic bottom fish with large almost vertical mouth
wolf fish, wolffish, catfish - large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
eelpout, pout - marine eellike mostly bottom-dwelling fishes of northern seas
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individuals of certain species Besides, in order to examine the evolutionary status of Haemulidae of the phylogenetic relationships in Percoidei species, 12 protein-coding sequences of 42 species belonged to 25 families in the suborder Percoidei and one outgroup species Salarias fasciatus in suborder Blennioidei were also selected (Table II).
Comparative spermatogenesis, spermatocytegenesis, and spermatozeugmata formation in males of viviparous species of Clinid fishes (Teleosti- Clinidae Blennioidei).
Other abundant nonfishery species were mud crabs (family Xanthidae), portly spider crab (Libinia emarginata), blennies (suborder Blennioidei), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), and oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).