Malacopterygii


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Noun1.Malacopterygii - an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous raysMalacopterygii - an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
animal order - the order of animals
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes - an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
order Siluriformes, Siluriformes - an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes
Gadiformes, order Gadiformes - cods, haddocks, grenadiers; in some classifications considered equivalent to the order Anacanthini
Anacanthini, order Anacanthini - at least partially equivalent to the order Gadiformes in some classifications
Anguilliformes, order Anguilliformes, order Apodes - elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced
subclass Teleostei, Teleostei - large diverse group of bony fishes; includes most living species
Isospondyli, order Isospondyli - most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon
family Synodontidae, Synodontidae - soft-finned bottom-dwelling fishes
Chlorophthalmidae, family Chlorophthalmidae - small family of soft-finned bottom-dwellers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes