plural noun

in some classifications
: a suborder of Percomorphi comprising chiefly tropical marine fishes with a narrow deep body and usually scaly bases on the dorsal and anal fins and including Chaetodontidae, Ephippidae, and various other families

Word History


New Latin, from squam- + -i- + -pennes (from Latin penna feather)

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“Squamipennes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Squamipennes. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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