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L07_TeleostII_11COLOR - HIGHER TELEOSTS SPINY-RAYED FISHES...

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HIGHER TELEOSTS – SPINY-RAYED FISHES
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SuperOrder Acanthopterygii (267 families, 14,800 species) - spiny-rayed fishes Series Mugilomorpha Series Atherinomorpha Series Percomorpha Upper jaw mobility is maximal because of ascending process on premaxilla, in conjunction with the pivoting maxilla. Pharyngeal dentition at highest level of development and pharyngeal jaws moved by retractor-dorsalis muscle
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Series Mugilomorpha Order Mugiliformes Mullets Nearshore Catadromous Economically important, detritivores
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