plural noun

Definition of Squamipennes

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

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History and Etymology for Squamipennes

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

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