soft-finned fish

soft-finned fish
any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
Syn: ↑malacopterygian
Ant: ↑spiny-finned fish
Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑teleost, ↑teleostan
Member Holonyms: ↑Malacopterygii, ↑superorder Malacopterygii
Member Meronyms: ↑whitebait

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  • cypriniform fish — noun a soft finned fish of the order Cypriniformes • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑loach, ↑cyprinid, ↑cyprinid fish, ↑electric eel, ↑Electrophoru …   Useful english dictionary

  • gadoid fish — noun a soft finned fish of the family Gadidae • Syn: ↑gadoid • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑cod, ↑codfish, ↑whiting, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • teleost fish — noun a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei • Syn: ↑teleost, ↑teleostan • Hypernyms: ↑bony fish • Hyponyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian, ↑c …   Useful english dictionary

  • clupeid fish — noun any of numerous soft finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas • Syn: ↑clupeid • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑shad, ↑alewife, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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