spiny-rayed fish

spiny-rayed fish

[′spī·nē ′rād ′fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common designation for actinopterygian fishes, so named for the presence of stiff, unbranched, pointed fin rays, known as spiny rays.
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Fact: This is a small, spiny-rayed fish that lives in temperate and tropical seas.
Spiny-rayed fish, such as white perch, yellow perch, sunfish, or bass, is not allowed as bait.