Scombroidea

plural noun Scom·broi·dea \skämˈbrȯidēə\

Definition of Scombroidea

  1. :  a suborder of Percomorphi that comprises active streamlined marine fishes having a narrow caudal peduncle, scales absent or small and sometimes spiny, a usually long dorsal fin without projecting spines but sometimes with finlets, a lunate or forked caudal fin and including numerous oily-fleshed fishes (as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) and that are of great economic importance as food fishes

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Origin and Etymology of scombroidea

New Latin, from Scombr-, Scomber + -oidea


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