scorpaenoid fish

scorpaenoid fish
noun
fishes having the head armored with bony plates
Syn: ↑scorpaenoid
Hypernyms: ↑spiny-finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Scorpaenoidea, ↑suborder Scorpaenoidea

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