Definition of ray-finned
- The vast majority of ray-finned fish species are contained in the Teleostei, a clade noted for its diversity of behavior, functional morphology, and ecology in aquatic habitats throughout the world.
- —George V. Lauder, Quarterly Review of Biology, March 1999
- Morays belong to a group called ray-finned fishes that includes a vast majority of fish species, like tuna, goldfish, salmon and trout.
- —Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 11 Sept. 2007
ray-finnoun, plural ray-fins
- All the fossils belonging to the ancestral group that gave rise to ray-fins some 300 million years ago came from freshwater deposits.
- —Colin Barras, New Scientist, 11 Feb. 2012