beaked salmon

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Noun1.beaked salmon - fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Gonorhynchus, Gonorhynchus - slender cylindrical marine fishes lacking air bladders and teeth
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The five extant ostariophysan orders are also covered in the analysis, including all extant gonorynchiform genera: Chanos, Gonorynchus, Phractolaemus, Kneria, Parakneria, Cromeria and Grasseichthys (Gonorynchiformes), Opsariichthys, Barbus, Danio, Cobitis and Catostomus (Cypriniformes), Xenocharax, Distichodus, Citharinus and Brycon (Characiformes), Sternopygus, Gymnotus and Brachyhypopomus (Gymnotiformes) and Diplomystes, Nematogenys, Trichomycterus, Callichthys, Cetopsis, Silurus, Pimelodus, Bagrus and Chrysichthys (Siluriformes).
In the most recent and extensive morphological cladistic analysis of the Gonorynchiformes (Grande & Poyato-Ariza) the Gonorynchidae, in which Gonorynchus is included, is placed as the sister-group of the Kneriidae.
As noted by these authors, the swimbladder is missing in Gonorynchus specimens, but these specimens do have remains of a silvery peritoneal tunic associated to the structures of the anterior free vertebrae.