plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Berycomorphi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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