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|Noun||1.||superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays|
animal order - the order of animals
order Pediculati, Pediculati - anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers