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Acanthopterygian  adj.  (Zool.) Belonging to the order of fishes having spinose fins, as the perch.

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"Acanthopterygian" Quotes from Famous Books

... view, I suppose, of frustrating anything like a guerrilla plunder-movement upon his widely extended rear. Ay, there must be something strangely entrancing in dragging the shoal waters with a hand-line, for unsuspicious, easily duped members of the acanthopterygian tribe of fishes,—under which alarming denomination come, I believe, nearly all the finny fellows to be met with on these sand-banks, from the bluefish to the burgall. Only think how stuck up they would be above the ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 7, No. 40, February, 1861 • Various

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