Ateleopoidei

Ateleopoidei

[ə¦tel·ē·ə′pȯid·ē‚ī]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of oceanic fishes in the order Cetomimiformes characterized by an elongate body, lack of a dorsal fin, and an anal fin continuous with the caudal fin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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