Osteoglossiformes

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Osteoglossiformes

[‚äs·tē·ō‚gläs·ə′fȯr·mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of soft-rayed, actinopterygian fishes distinguished by paired, usually bony rods at the base of the second gill arch, a single dorsal fin, no adipose fin, and a usually abdominal pelvic fin.