Ordre Résumé for Pleuronectiformes

  Réf. Princ.
:
  Ordre
:
Pleuronectiformes flatfishes
  Classe
:
Actinopterygii
  Ordre frère
:
Tetraodontiformes 15 M years
  Réf..
:
  Premier signalement fossile
:
late Tertiary
  Présent dans
:
Marin
Eau douce
Saumâtre
  Remarque
:
Adults not bilaterally symmetrical, with one eye migrating to the other side of the cranium; dorsal and anal fins with long bases, dorsal fin base overlapping at least the neurocranium except in Psettodes; body highly compressed, somewhat rounded on eyed side and flat on blind side; eyes can protrude above body surface allowing fish to see when buried in the substrate; usually six or seven branchiostegal rays, rarely eight; body cavity small; adults almost always without swim bladder; scales cycloid, ctenoid, or tuberculate. About four species probably occur in freshwater, while another 20 species that are normally marine occasionally enter freshwater.
  ClasseÉtymologie
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  OrdreÉtymologie
:
Greek, pleura = similar, ribe, side + Greek, nektos = to swim + Latin, forma = shape. 1849 (Ref. 45335).
  Familles
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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