Ordre Résumé for Anguilliformes

  Réf. Princ.
:
  Ordre
:
Anguilliformes eels and morays
  Classe
:
Actinopterygii
  Ordre frère
:
Saccopharyngiformes 85 M years
  Réf..
:
  Premier signalement fossile
:
middle Cretaceous
  Présent dans
:
Marin
Eau douce
Saumâtre
  Remarque
:
Pelvic fins and skeleton absent; pectoral fins and girdle absent in some; pectoral fins, when present, at least midlateral in position or higher and skeleton lacking bony connection to skull (posttemporal absent); dorsal and anal fins confluent with caudal fin (caudal fin rayless or lost in some); scales usually absent or, if present, cycloid and embedded; body very elongate (eel-like); gill openings usually narrow; gill region elongate and gills displaced posteriorly; gill rakers absent; pyloric caeca absent; maxilla toothed, bordering mouth; the two pre-maxillae (rarely absent), the vomer (usually), and the ethmoid united into a single bone; branchiostegal rays 6-49; swim bladder present, duct usually present; oviducts absent; opisthotic, orbitosphenoid, mesocoracoid, gular plate, posttemporal, postcleithra, supramaxilla, and extrascapular bones absent; ossified symplectic absent (cartilaginous one present in Synaphobranchidae); hyomandibular united with quadrate; ribs present or absent.
  ClasseÉtymologie
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  OrdreÉtymologie
:
Latin, anguila = eel + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Familles
:

Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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