plural noun
Scle·ro·pa·rei | \ˌsklirōpəˈrēˌī, -ler-\

Definition of Scleroparei 

: a large and economically important order of spiny-finned fishes comprising the scorpion fishes, greenlings, sculpins, gurnards, and related forms that are distinguished by a process of the third suborbital plate extending backward to or toward the preopercle — compare mail-cheeked

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History and Etymology for Scleroparei

New Latin, from scler- + Greek pareia cheek

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