plural noun
Be·​ry·​co·​mor·​phi | \ bə-ˌrī-kō-ˈmȯr-ˌfī \

Definition of Berycomorphi

: an order of spiny-rayed fishes that is nearly coextensive with Berycoidei and that includes a number of families of marine chiefly deepwater fishes intermediate in some respects between clupeoid fishes and the Percomorphi, some of which (such as the Australian red snapper) are of considerable commercial value

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History and Etymology for Berycomorphi

borrowed from New Latin, from Beryc-, Beryx, a fish genus + -o- -o- + -morphi -morphi

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“Berycomorphi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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