Atheriniformes

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Atheriniformes

[‚ath·ə‚rin·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of actinopterygian fishes in the infraclass Teleostei, including flyingfishes, needlefishes, killifishes, silversides, and allied species.
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A monogeneric atheriniform family with the parasphenoid concave rather than convex, parasphenoid myodomes present; mesethmoid morphology unique, nasal septum formed by ethmoid and mesethmoid; parietals not contributing to posttemporal fossa; anterior vertebral parapophyses with lateral ridges; interdorsals absent; cleithrum dorsal enclosure absent; membrane just posterior to genital opening; and pelvic posteromedial process elongate.
A new species of the surf-inhabiting Atheriniform Iso (Pisces: Isonidae).
1980) showed that in the atheriniform Fundulus grandis the efferent duct wall cells derive from Sertoli cells.