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Lophiiformes (subclass Actinopterygii, superorder Paracanthopterygii) An order of marine, bottom-dwelling fish that have a relatively large head, wide mouth, short, tapering body and tail, and short, rounded fins. The illicium is typical. The order includes 14 families.

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Pediculati An older name for the group of fish now placed in the order Lophiiformes.