Pegasiformes

Pegasiformes

[pə‚gas·ə′fȯr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
The sea moths or sea dragons, a small order of actinopterygian fishes; the anterior of the body is encased in bone, and the nasal bones are enlarged to form a rostrum that projects well forward of the mouth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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