Definition of Order plectognathi
1. Noun. Boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Acanthopterygii, Superorder Acanthopterygii
Member holonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish, Balistidae, Family Balistidae, Family Monocanthidae, Monocanthidae, Family Ostraciidae, Family Ostraciontidae, Ostraciidae, Family Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontidae, Diodontidae, Family Diodontidae, Family Molidae, Molidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Plectognathi
Literary usage of Order plectognathi
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1. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johann Justus Rein (1884)
"... best-known representatives of this peculiar unimportant group of sea dwellers, occur in Japanese waters in some six species. VI. ORDER. PLECTOGNATHI. ..."
2. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Reptilia and Pisces by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1854)
"... with the five rows of teeth almost complete. From the Kimmeridge clay of Oxfordshire. Presented by Professor Owen, FRS Order PLECTOGNATHI. ..."