soft-finned fish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soft-finned fish any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
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Usage

In literature:

The black bass is a short, deep fish with a double dorsal fin; the front half being stiff and spiney and the latter half soft and rayed.
"Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast" by Harry Thom Payne
All this time the fish has been kept wet so that the fins are soft and elastic, and the scales are perfectly smooth.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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