Lampridiformes

Lampridiformes

[‚lam·prid·ə′fōr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of teleost fishes characterized by a compressed, often ribbonlike body, fins composed of soft rays, a ductless swim bladder, and protractile maxillae among other distinguishing features.
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biology, and distribution of the species of the oceanic oarfish genus Regalecus (Teleostei, Lampridiformes. Regalecidae).
Review of the teleostean adductor mandibulae and its significance to the systematic position of the Polymixiiformes, Lampridiformes, and Triacanthoidei.
MsF 2.24 Order Lampridiformes MsF 5.29 Family Trachipteridae MsF 5.29 Desmodesma polystictum MsF 5.29 Order Beloniformes Family Belonidae MiF 5.29 Strongylura spp.
Oarfish and their relatives--which have common names as fanciful as unicornfish, inkfish, and tube-eyes--make up the order Lampridiformes. The oarfish's closest relative, known as the streamerfish, or Agrostichthys, is not as large and spectacular, but is also very secretive: less than five specimens have ever been found.