Saccopharyngoidei

Saccopharyngoidei

[‚sak·ō‚far·əŋ′gȯid·ē‚ī]
(vertebrate zoology)
The gulpers, a suborder of actinopterygian fishes in the order Anguilliformes having degenerative adaptations, including loss of swim bladder, opercle, branchiostegal ray, caudal fin, scales, and ribs.
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