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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However, spermatogenesis is not restricted to the periphery of the testis as occurs in atheriniform fishes, but spermatogonia are long the length of tubules (Uribe et al.
cavirostris from around the world, a list that included 10 cephalopod families (16 genera), gadiform and atheriniform fishes, and 2 accounts of crustacean prey.
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.