Ordre Résumé for Osmeriformes

  Réf. Princ.
:
  Ordre
:
Osmeriformes freshwater smelts
  Classe
:
Actinopteri
  Ordre frère
:
Esociformes 110 M years
  Réf.
:
  Premier signalement fossile
:
  Présent dans
:
Marin
Eau douce
Saumâtre
  Remarque
:
Maxilla included in gape of mouth (the toothless maxilla is excluded from the gape in Protroctes and Lovettia and almost so in Aplochiton; adipose fin present or absent; radii absent on scales; loss of basisphenoid and orbitosphenoid bones. Osmeriforms spawn in freshwater except the Argentinoidei, Osmerus eperlanus, and perhaps one or two salangids.
  Classe Étymologie
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  Ordre Étymologie
:
Greek, osme = bad smelling + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Familles
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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