Ordre Résumé for Cetomimiformes

  Réf. Princ.
:
  Ordre
:
Cetomimiformes whalefishes
  Classe
:
Actinopterygii
  Ordre frère
:
Beryciformes 70 M years
  Réf..
:
  Premier signalement fossile
:
late Cretaceous
  Présent dans
:
Marin
Eau douce
Saumâtre
  Remarque
:
Complete loss of fin spines. The whalefishes have a whale-shaped body; mouth very large and stomach highly distensible; eyes well developed to degenerate; latera line made up of enormous hollow tubes; luminous tissue on body; dorsal and anal fins far back on body and opposite one another; no swim bladder; orbitosphenoid absent; supramaxilla absent or reduced; color usually orange and red on a black body.
  ClasseÉtymologie
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  OrdreÉtymologie
:
Greek, ketos = whale, marine monster + Greek, mimos = imitative, imitator + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Familles
:

Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]

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