Ordre Résumé for Lophiiformes

  Réf. Princ.
:
  Ordre
:
Lophiiformes anglerfishes
  Classe
:
Actinopterygii
  Ordre frère
:
Percopsiformes 50 M years
  Réf..
:
  Premier signalement fossile
:
early Tertiary
  Présent dans
:
Marin
Eau douce
Saumâtre
  Remarque
:
First ray of spinous dorsal, if present, on head and transformed into illicium (line) and esca (bait), a device for attracting prey to mouth; pelvic fins, if present, in front of pectorals, with one spine and four (rarely) or five soft rays; gill opening small tubelike, at or behind (rarely partly in front of) pectoral fin base; five or six branchiostegal rays; no ribs; pectoral radials 2-5, narrow and elongate; first vertebra fused to skull; swim bladder, when present, physoclistous.
  ClasseÉtymologie
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  OrdreÉtymologie
:
Greek, lophos, crest + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Familles
:

Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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