Notopteridae (featherback, knifefish; superorder Osteoglossomorpha, order Osteoglossiformes) A small family of freshwater fish, that have a small, feather-like dorsal fin half-way along the back, and a very long anal fin starting near the pectoral-fin base and merging with the small tail fin at the end of the tapering body. There are about six species found in south-east Asia and Africa.
More From encyclopedia.com
Stickleback , stickleback •hatchback • saddleback • camelback •flashback, splashback •fatback • hardback • halfback •fastback • redback • shellback •setback, wetba… Swamp Eels , Belonging to the order Synbranchiformes, swamp eels are very slim fish with elongated bodies and reduced fins. Their gill system, which is very small… Snakeheads (Fishes) , Channidae (snakeheads; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes) A family of tropical, freshwater fish that have an elongated body, snake-like head… archerfish , Toxotidae (archerfish; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes) A small family of marine and freshwater fish that have a deep, oval body, the dors… characin , characin •assassin • Yeltsin • sasine •Solzhenitsyn • rebbetzin •biomedicine, medicine •ceresin •ricin, Terramycin •tocsin, toxin •Wisconsin • oxytoc… Puffers (Fishes) , Tetraodontidae (pufferfish, swellfish; subclass Actinopterygii, order Tetraodontiformes) A large family of mostly marine fish that have a rotund, sca…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like