animal order

animal orders

Definitions of animal order
  1. noun
    the order of animals
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    Eubacteriales, order Eubacteriales
    one of two usually recognized orders of true bacteria; Gram-positive spherical or rod-shaped forms; some are motile; in some classifications considered an order of Schizomycetes
    Pseudomonadales, order Pseudomonadales
    one of two usually recognized orders of true bacteria; Gram-negative spiral or spherical or rod-shaped bacteria usually motile by polar flagella; some contain photosynthetic pigments
    Rickettsiales, order Rickettsiales
    pleomorphic Gram-negative microorganisms
    Mycoplasmatales, order Mycoplasmatales
    coextensive with the family Mycoplasmataceae
    Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales
    filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria
    Myxobacterales, Myxobacteriales, order Myxobacterales, order Myxobacteria, order Myxobacteriales
    an order of higher bacteria
    Spirochaetales, order Spirochaetales
    higher bacteria; slender spiral rodlike forms
    Heliozoa, order Heliozoa
    mostly freshwater protozoa
    Radiolaria, order Radiolaria
    marine protozoa
    Amoebida, Amoebina, order Amoebida, order Amoebina
    the animal order including amoebas
    Foraminifera, order Foraminifera
    Testacea, order Testacea
    testacean rhizopods
    Fucales, order Fucales
    coextensive with the family Fucaceae
    Zygnemales, Zygnematales, order Zygnemales, order Zygnematales
    pond scums; desmids
    Cilioflagellata, Dinoflagellata, order Cilioflagellata, order Dinoflagellata
    in some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista; in others included in the plant phylum Pyrrophyta
    Hypermastigina, order Hypermastigina
    cellulose-producing flagellates
    Polymastigina, order Polymastigina
    small usually parasitic flagellates
    Coccidia, order Coccidia
    an order in the subclass Telosporidia
    Gregarinida, order Gregarinida
    an order in the subclass Telosporidia
    Haemosporidia, order Haemosporidia
    an order in the subclass Telosporidia
    Sarcosporidia, order Sarcosporidia
    imperfectly known parasites of the muscles of vertebrates
    Haplosporidia, order Haplosporidia
    an order in the subclass Acnidosporidia
    Actinomyxidia, order Actinomyxidia
    parasites of worms
    Mycrosporidia, order Mycrosporidia
    an order in the subclass Cnidosporidia
    Myxosporidia, order Myxosporidia
    an order in the subclass Cnidosporidia
    Malacopterygii, superorder Malacopterygii
    an extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
    Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes
    an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
    Berycomorphi, order Berycomorphi
    an order of spiny-finned fish in the superorder Acanthopterygii
    Zeomorphi, order Zeomorphi
    Solenichthyes, order Solenichthyes
    bellows fishes; shrimpfishes; cornetfishes; pipefishes; small order of chiefly tropical marine fishes of varied and bizarre form all having a small mouth at the end of a drawn-out tubular snout
    Ostracodermi, order Ostracodermi
    extinct group of armored jawless vertebrates; taxonomy is not clear
    Heterostraci, suborder Heterostraci
    extinct group of armored jawless fishes or fish-like vertebrate; taxonomy is not clear
    Cephalaspida, Osteostraci, suborder Cephalaspida, suborder Osteostraci
    extinct group of armored fish-like vertebrates; taxonomy is not clear
    Anaspida, order Anaspida
    extinct order of jawless vertebrates
    Conodonta, Conodontophorida, order Conodonta, order Conodontophorida
    extinct order of primitive vertebrates; the precise taxonomy is not clear; in some classifications considered a separate phylum
    Cyclostomata, order Cyclostomata
    primitive jawless aquatic vertebrate: lampreys; hagfishes
    Hyperoartia, Petromyzoniformes, suborder Hyperoartia, suborder Petromyzoniformes
    lampreys as distinguished from hagfishes
    Hyperotreta, Myxiniformes, Myxinoidea, Myxinoidei, suborder Hyperotreta, suborder Myxiniformes, suborder Myxinoidei
    hagfishes as distinguished from lampreys
    Torpediniformes, order Torpediniformes
    rays with bodies shaped like torpedoes
    Batoidei, Rajiformes, order Batoidei, order Rajiformes
    fish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies; includes: rays; skates; guitarfishes; sawfishes
    Ratitae, superorder Ratitae
    used in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders
    Struthioniformes, order Struthioniformes
    a ratite bird order: ostriches and related extinct birds; known from the Pleistocene onward
    Casuariiformes, order Casuariiformes
    a ratite bird order: cassowaries and emus
    Apterygiformes, order Apterygiformes
    a ratite bird order: flightless ground birds having vestigial wings and long bills and small eyes: kiwis
    Rheiformes, order Rheiformes
    a ratite bird order: birds intermediate in characteristics between ostriches and emus: recent and extinct rheas
    Aepyorniformes, order Aepyorniformes
    huge extinct flightless birds: elephant birds
    Dinornithiformes, order Dinornithiformes
    a ratite bird order: recently extinct flightless birds of New Zealand
    Insessores, order Insessores, percher, perching bird
    a bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists
    Passeriformes, order Passeriformes
    largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres
    Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres
    two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
    Menurae, suborder Menurae
    lyrebirds and scrubbirds
    Eurylaimi, suborder Eurylaimi
    Tyranni, suborder Tyranni
    New World flycatchers; antbirds; oven birds; woodhewers
    Clamatores, suborder Clamatores
    used in some classification systems; a suborder or superfamily nearly coextensive with suborder Tyranni; Passeriformes having relatively simple vocal organs and little power of song; clamatorial birds
    Raptores, order Raptores
    term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes
    Falconiformes, order Falconiformes
    chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures
    Strigiformes, order Strigiformes
    Caudata, Urodella, order Caudata, order Urodella
    salamanders; newts; congo snakes
    Anura, Batrachia, Salientia, order Anura, order Batrachia, order Salientia
    frogs, toads, tree toads
    Gymnophiona, order Gymnophiona
    an order of amphibians including caecilians
    Labyrinthodonta, Labyrinthodontia, superorder Labyrinthodonta, superorder Labyrinthodontia
    extinct amphibians typically resembling heavy-bodied salamanders or crocodiles and having a solid flattened skull and conical teeth; Devonian through Triassic
    Stereospondyli, order Stereospondyli
    formerly a suborder of Stegocephalia; amphibia having vertebrae whose component elements are fused into a single piece
    Stegocephalia, order Stegocephalia
    in former classifications a division of class Amphibia comprising all pre-Jurassic and some later extinct large salamandriform amphibia
    Temnospondyli, order Temnospondyli
    formerly a suborder of Stegocephalia; large Carboniferous and Permian amphibians having vertebrae in which some elements remain separate
    Chelonia, Testudinata, Testudines, order Chelonia, order Testudinata, order Testudines
    tortoises and turtles
    Rhynchocephalia, order Rhynchocephalia
    tuataras; extinct forms from middle Triassic
    Squamata, order Squamata
    diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
    Lacertilia, Sauria, suborder Lacertilia, suborder Sauria
    true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
    Crocodilia, Crocodylia, order Crocodilia, order Crocodylia
    crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
    Loricata, order Loricata
    former name for the order Crocodylia
    Ornithischia, order Ornithischia
    extinct terrestrial reptiles having bird-like pelvises: armored dinosaurs (thyreophorans); boneheaded and horned dinosaurs (marginocephalians); duck-billed dinosaurs (euronithopods)
    Thyreophora, suborder Thyreophora, thyreophoran
    armored dinosaurs: stegosaurs and ankylosaurs
    Marginocephalia, marginocephalian, suborder Marginocephalia
    includes boneheaded (pachycephalosaurs) and horned (ceratopsian) dinosaurs
    suborder Pachycephalosaurus
    boneheaded dinosaurs; late Cretaceous
    Ceratopsia, suborder Ceratopsia
    horned dinosaurs
    Euronithopoda, Ornithopoda, euronithopod, suborder Euronithopoda, suborder Ornithopoda
    widespread group including duck-billed dinosaurs and their early relatives (hadrosaurs, trachodon and iguanodon)
    Saurischia, order Saurischia
    extinct terrestrial reptiles: theropods (carnivorous); sauropods (herbivorous)
    Sauropodomorpha, suborder Sauropodomorpha
    gigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having huge bodies with long necks and small heads: Prosauropoda and Sauropoda (apatosaurus, diplodocus and titanosaurs)
    Prosauropoda, suborder Prosauropoda
    the earliest known dinosaurs
    Sauropoda, suborder Sauropoda
    any of the sauropod dinosaurs
    Theropoda, suborder Theropoda
    carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs; Jurassic and Cretaceous
    suborder Ceratosaura
    primitive saurischian dinosaurs
    Carnosaura, suborder Carnosaura
    largest carnivorous land animals ever known
    Ornithomimida, suborder Ornithomimida
    lightly built medium-size theropods
    Maniraptora, suborder Maniraptora
    advanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds
    Therapsida, order Therapsida
    extinct mammal-like reptiles found inhabiting all continents from the mid Permian to late Triassic
    Ictodosauria, order Ictodosauria
    extinct reptiles of the later Triassic period
    Pelycosauria, order Pelycosauria
    edaphosaurus; dimetrodon
    Pterosauria, order Pterosauria
    extinct flying reptiles: pterosaurs
    Thecodontia, order Thecodontia
    extinct terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets; of the late Permian to Triassic
    Ichthyosauria, order Ichthyosauria
    extinct marine reptiles: ichthyosaurs
    Sauropterygia, order Sauropterygia
    extinct marine reptiles: plesiosaurs; nothosaurs
    Plesiosauria, suborder Plesiosauria
    any of the plesiosaurs
    Nothosauria, suborder Nothosauria
    a suborder of Sauropterygia
    Ophidia, Serpentes, suborder Ophidia, suborder Serpentes
    Opiliones, Phalangida, order Opiliones, order Phalangida
    Scorpionida, order Scorpionida
    true scorpions
    Chelonethida, Pseudoscorpiones, Pseudoscorpionida, order Chelonethida, order Pseudoscorpiones, order Pseudoscorpionida
    false scorpions
    Pedipalpi, Uropygi, order Pedipalpi, order Uropygi
    whip scorpions
    Araneae, Araneida, order Araneae, order Araneida
    Acarina, order Acarina
    mites and ticks
    Geophilomorpha, order Geophilomorpha
    small elongate centipedes living in soil and under stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs
    Pycnogonida, order Pycnogonida
    sea spiders
    Xiphosura, order Xiphosura
    horseshoe crabs and extinct forms
    Eurypterida, order Eurypterida
    extinct aquatic arthropods of the Paleozoic
    Galliformes, order Galliformes
    pheasants; turkeys; grouse; partridges; quails; chickens; brush turkeys; curassows; hoatzins
    Tinamiformes, order Tinamiformes
    coextensive with the family Tinamidae
    Columbiformes, order Columbiformes
    sand grouse; pigeons; doves; extinct dodos and solitaires
    Psittaciformes, order Psittaciformes
    an order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets
    Cuculiformes, order Cuculiformes
    cuckoos; touracos; etc.
    Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformes
    rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
    Picariae, order Picariae
    term used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes
    Apodiformes, order Apodiformes
    swifts; hummingbirds
    Caprimulgiformes, order Caprimulgiformes
    goatsuckers; frogmouths; oilbirds
    Piciformes, order Piciformes
    woodpeckers; jacamars; puffbirds; barbets; honey guides; toucans
    Trogoniformes, order Trogoniformes
    Anseriformes, order Anseriformes
    ducks; geese; swans; screamers
    Anseres, suborder Anseres
    used in some especially older classifications; coextensive with the family Anatidae
    Monotremata, order Monotremata
    coextensive with the subclass Prototheria
    Marsupialia, order Marsupialia
    coextensive with the subclass Metatheria
    Insectivora, order Insectivora
    shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
    Lipotyphla, suborder Lipotyphla
    moles; hedgehogs; true shrews
    Menotyphla, suborder Menotyphla
    elephant shrews; tree shrews
    Siphonophora, order Siphonophora
    marine colonial hydrozoans
    Actinaria, Actiniaria, order Actinaria, order Actiniaria
    sea anemones
    Alcyonaria, order Alcyonaria
    corals and sea anemones having eight branches
    Alcyonacea, suborder Alcyonacea
    comprising the soft corals
    Gorgonacea, Gorgoniacea, suborder Gorgonacea, suborder Gorgoniacea
    red corals and sea fans
    Madreporaria, order Madreporaria
    stony corals
    Cydippea, Cydippida, Cydippidea, order Cydippea, order Cydippida, order Cydippidea
    ctenophores having two long pinnate tentacles
    Platyctenea, order Platyctenea
    an order of Tentaculata
    Cestida, order Cestida
    ctenophore having short tentacles; one family
    Lobata, order Lobata
    ctenophore having tentacles only in the immature stage; body compressed vertically having two large oral lobes and four pointed processes
    Nudibranchia, order Nudibranchia
    comprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug
    Pulmonata, order Pulmonata
    large order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails
    Pectinibranchia, order Pectinibranchia
    large order of gastropods comprising univalve mollusks that have a single gill resembling a comb
    Aplacophora, Solenogastres, order Aplacophora, order Solenogastres
    an order of Amphineura
    Myaceae, order Myaceae
    Octopoda, order Octopoda
    octopuses and paper nautilus
    Decapoda, order Decapoda
    squids and cuttlefishes
    Belemnoidea, order Belemnoidea
    order of extinct dibranchiate cephalopods related to the surviving spirulas
    Decapoda, order Decapoda
    lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns
    Brachyura, suborder Brachyura
    an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
    Reptantia, suborder Reptantia
    lobsters; crabs
    Natantia, suborder Natantia
    shrimp; prawns; etc.
    in former classifications a division of Malacostraca; superseded by the orders Mysidacea and Euphausiacea
    Euphausiacea, order Euphausiacea
    small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill
    Mysidacea, order Mysidacea
    opossum shrimp
    Stomatopoda, order Stomatopoda
    mantis shrimps
    Isopoda, order Isopoda
    Amphipoda, order Amphipoda
    small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp
    Anostraca, order Anostraca
    small aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps
    Notostraca, order Notostraca
    small freshwater crustaceans with a shield-shaped carapace
    Branchiura, order Branchiura
    copepods with suctorial mouthparts; parasitic on fishes
    Ciconiiformes, order Ciconiiformes
    order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises
    Gruiformes, order Gruiformes
    inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
    Otides, suborder Otides
    terrestrial game birds of the Old World and Australia: bustards
    Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformes
    large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
    Charadrii, suborder Charadrii
    shorebirds: plovers; sandpipers; avocets; phalaropes; coursers; stone curlews
    Limicolae, suborder Limicolae
    term used in some classifications for migratory shorebirds; coextensive with the Charadrii
    Lari, suborder Lari
    gulls; terns; jaegers; skimmers
    Gaviiformes, order Gaviiformes
    large aquatic birds: loons and some extinct forms
    Colymbiformes, Podicipediformes, Podicipitiformes, order Colymbiformes, order Podicipediformes, order Podicipitiformes
    Pelecaniformes, order Pelecaniformes
    pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
    Sphenisciformes, order Sphenisciformes
    Procellariiformes, order Procellariiformes
    petrels; albatrosses; shearwaters; diving petrels
    Cetacea, order Cetacea
    an order of Eutheria
    Mysticeti, suborder Mysticeti
    baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; humpbacks
    Odontoceti, suborder Odontoceti
    toothed whales: dolphins; porpoises; sperm whales; beaked whales
    Sirenia, order Sirenia
    an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
    Carnivora, order Carnivora
    cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
    Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipedia
    seals; sea lions; walruses
    Tubulidentata, order Tubulidentata
    an order of Eutheria
    Chiroptera, order Chiroptera
    an old order dating to early Eocene: bats: suborder Megachiroptera (fruit bats); suborder Microchiroptera (insectivorous bats)
    Megachiroptera, suborder Megachiroptera
    fruit bats
    Microchiroptera, suborder Microchiroptera
    most of the bats in the world; all bats except fruit bats insectivorous bats
    Mantophasmatodea, order mantophasmatodea
    an order of insect identified in 2002 in a 45 million year old piece of amber from the Baltic region
    Mecoptera, order Mecoptera
    an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
    Collembola, order Collembola
    minute wingless arthropods: springtails
    Protura, order Protura
    minute wingless arthropods: telsontails
    Coleoptera, order Coleoptera
    Embiodea, Embioptera, order Embiodea, order Embioptera
    web spinners
    Anoplura, order Anoplura
    sucking lice
    Mallophaga, order Mallophaga
    biting lice
    Siphonaptera, order Siphonaptera
    Diptera, order Diptera
    a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
    Nematocera, suborder Nematocera
    mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
    Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera
    an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
    Isoptera, order Isoptera
    order of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota
    Orthoptera, order Orthoptera
    grasshoppers and locusts; crickets
    Phasmatodea, Phasmida, order Phasmatodea, order Phasmida
    in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects
    Dictyoptera, order Dictyoptera
    in some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids); in former classifications often subsumed under a much broader order Orthoptera
    Blattaria, Blattodea, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea
    cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order
    Manteodea, suborder Manteodea
    mantises; in former classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera
    Hemiptera, order Hemiptera
    plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas)
    Heteroptera, suborder Heteroptera
    true bugs
    Homoptera, suborder Homoptera
    plant lice (aphids); whiteflies; cicadas; leafhoppers; plant hoppers; scale insects and mealybugs; spittle insects
    Corrodentia, Psocoptera, order Corrodentia, order Psocoptera
    an order of insects: includes booklice and bark-lice
    Ephemerida, Ephemeroptera, order Ephemerida, order Ephemeroptera
    Plecoptera, order Plecoptera
    Neuroptera, order Neuroptera
    an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
    Megaloptera, suborder Megaloptera
    in some classifications considered a separate order: alderflies; dobsonflies; snake flies
    Odonata, order Odonata
    dragonflies and damselflies
    Anisoptera, suborder Anisoptera
    Zygoptera, suborder Zygoptera
    Trichoptera, order Trichoptera
    an order of insects consisting of caddis flies
    Thysanura, order Thysanura
    firebrats; silverfish; machilids
    Thysanoptera, order Thysanoptera
    Dermaptera, order Dermaptera
    earwigs and a few related forms
    Lepidoptera, order Lepidoptera
    moths and butterflies
    Exocycloida, order Exocycloida
    flat sea urchins
    Spatangoida, order Spatangoida
    heart-shaped sea urchins
    Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpha
    rabbits; hares; pikas; formerly considered the suborder Duplicidentata of the order Rodentia
    Rodentia, order Rodentia
    small gnawing animals: porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; agoutis
    Myomorpha, suborder Myomorpha
    true rats and mice and related rodents
    Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha
    an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
    Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha
    large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.
    Dinocerata, order Dinocerata
    small order of primitive ungulates of the Paleocene and Eocene
    Hyracoidea, order Hyracoidea
    hyraxes and some extinct animals
    Perissodactyla, order Perissodactyla
    nonruminant ungulates: horses; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms
    Artiodactyla, order Artiodactyla
    an order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes
    Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantia
    cattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels
    Edentata, order Edentata
    order of mammals having few or no teeth including: New World anteaters; sloths; armadillos
    Xenarthra, suborder Xenarthra
    armadillos; American anteaters; sloths
    Pholidota, order Pholidota
    pangolins; in some former classifications included in the order Edentata
    Primates, order Primates
    an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
    Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea
    monkeys; apes; hominids
    Scandentia, order Scandentia
    a small order comprising only the tree shrews: in some classifications tree shrews are considered either primates (and included in the suborder Prosimii) or true insectivores (and included in the order Insectivora)
    Prosimii, suborder Prosimii
    not used in all classifications; in some classifications considered coextensive with the Lemuroidea; in others includes both Lemuroidea and Tarsioidea
    Lemuroidea, suborder Lemuroidea
    Lemuridae; Lorisidae; Daubentoniidae; Indriidae; used in some classifications instead of Prosimii; in others considered a subdivision of Prosimii
    Strepsirhini, suborder Strepsirhini
    in some classifications either coextensive with the Lemuroidea or comprising the true lemurs
    Tarsioidea, suborder Tarsioidea
    in some classifications assigned to the suborder Prosimii
    Dermoptera, order Dermoptera
    flying lemurs
    Proboscidea, order Proboscidea
    an order of animals including elephants and mammoths
    Siluriformes, order 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
    Isospondyli, order Isospondyli
    most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon
    Order Osteoglossiformes, Osteoglossiformes
    teleost fish with bony tongues
    Pediculati, order 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
    Synentognathi, order Synentognathi
    order of fishes having spineless fins; needlefishes; sauries; flying fishes; halfbeaks
    Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii
    teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
    Perciformes, Percomorphi, order Perciformes, order Percomorphi
    one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
    Percoidea, suborder Percoidea
    in some classifications nearly or exactly equivalent to the Perciformes which are considered a suborder
    Discocephali, order Discocephali
    small order of fishes comprising the remoras
    Mugiloidea, suborder Mugiloidea
    fishes distinguished by abdominal pelvic fins: families Mugilidae; Atherinidae; Sphyraenidae
    Blennioidea, suborder Blennioidea
    blennies; butterfishes; gunnels
    Scombroidea, suborder Scombroidea
    mackerels; tunas; albacores; bonitos; swordfishes; sailfishes
    Ganoidei, order Ganoidei
    a group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
    Scleroparei, order Scleroparei
    scorpionfishes; sculpins; gurnards; greenlings; flying gurnards
    Scorpaenoidea, suborder Scorpaenoidea
    mail-cheeked fishes: scorpionfishes; gurnards
    Plectognathi, order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes
    boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
    Heterosomata, order Heterosomata, order Pleuronectiformes
    flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes
    Daubentoniidae, family Daubentoniidae
    comprising solely the aye-aye
    type of:
    (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
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