Elopiformes

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Elopiformes

[e‚läp·ə′fōr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
A primitive order of actinopterygian fishes characterized by a single dorsal fin composed of soft rays only, cycloid scales, and toothed maxillae.
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The elopiform, albuliform, notacanthiform, saccopharyngiform and anguilliform fishes included in the present cladistic analysis do appear in a monophyletic clade in all the 48 most parsimonious trees obtained (Fig.