rayfin fish

rayfin fish

[′rā‚fin ‚fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for members of the Actinopterygii.
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We can and should question the anthropocentrist approach that lies behind what is commonly understood as "science," and that routinely justifies the deadly exploitation of many kinds of nonhuman animals (the greatest numbers of them being rats and mice, and also rayfin fishes, who have no legal protections, and who find far fewer friends than such animals as chimpanzees).