acanthopterygian definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a big selection of fishes for the superorder Acanthopterygii, having bony skeletons and spiny rays in dorsal and anal fins and including the bass, perch, mackerel, and swordfish.
    • One of the Acanthopterygii; a fish with spiny fins.
    • a teleost seafood with fins which can be supported by sharp rigid rays
  • adjective:
    • Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, whilst the perch.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to the Acanthopterygii; obtaining the characters of Acanthopterygii.

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