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Definition of the noun malacopterygian

What does malacopterygian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of malacopterygian: soft-finned fish
    • more generic terms: teleost / teleost fish / teleostan = a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
    • more specific terms:
      • order Ostariophysi / Ostariophysi = in some classifications considered a superorder comprising the Cypriniformes and the Siluriformes
      • cypriniform fish = a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
      • siluriform fish / catfish = any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
      • gadoid fish / gadoid = a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
      • eel = voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins
      • Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus / beaked salmon / sandfish = fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
      • clupeid fish / clupeid = any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
      • anchovy = small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste
      • salmonid = soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters
      • whitefish = silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
      • smelt = small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
      • Tarpon atlanticus / tarpon = large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida
      • Albula vulpes / bonefish = slender silvery marine fish found in tropical mud flats and mangrove lagoons
      • argentine = any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
      • lanternfish = small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side
      • lizardfish / snake-fish / snakefish = tropical fishes with large mouths in lizard-like heads
      • greeneye = bottom-dwellers having large eyes with metallic green luster
      • lancet fish / lancetfish / wolffish = large elongate scaleless oceanic fishes with sharp teeth and a long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
      • handsaw fish = a soft-finned fish of the genus Alepisaurus
      • Lampris regius / moonfish / opah = large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
      • Lampris guttatus / New World opah = from Nova Scotia to West Indies and Gulf of Mexico
      • ribbonfish = marine fish having a long compressed ribbonlike body
      • king of the herring / Regalecus glesne / ribbonfish / oarfish = thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin
    • member of: Malacopterygii / superorder Malacopterygii = an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
    • member: whitebait = the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for malacopterygian

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

— Sauru * undoaquamis, a Malacopterygian with anterior soft number towards the extremity. dorsal und additional adipose fin. The continuity of the vertical fin, however, ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

a Malacopterygian with anterior soft number towards t e extremlty_ dorsal and additional adipose fin. , The continuity of the vertical fin, however, is interrupted in the majority of fishes, and three fins are l the fish is called homacanth; but if the ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

by Cuvier, as a subordinal name for all those malacopterygian ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The malacopterygian, which denoted those fishes which have soft fins, or fins with bony rays, but without spines : this order included twenty-one genera. 2. The acanthop- terygian, or those with spiny fins, containing sixteen genera. 3.

Google previewThe Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2001)

by Ambrose Bierce

Malacopterygian Plectognathes, if you please. Gymnosophists, n. Not sloggers who fought with the naked fist, as Professor Adolph Spreckels of the Olympic Club so learnedly but erroneously contends, but a sect of Hindoo philosophers who ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1L1A1C3O1P3T1E1R1Y4G2I1A1N1

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