Physostomi

Phy`sos´to`mi


n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of fishes in which the air bladder is provided with a duct, and the ventral fins, when present, are abdominal. It includes the salmons, herrings, carps, catfishes, and others.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Catalogue of the Physostomi, containing the families Siluridae, Characinidae, Haplochitonidae, Sternoptychidae, Scopelidae, Stomiatidae in the collection of the British Mus.