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The pelvic fins are usually present, directly below or a little ahead of the pectoral
fins, and they are supported by one spine and five or fewer soft rays. This position
of the pelvic fins gives the perciforms an advantage in manoeuvring over short ...
Suborder Muglloidei Spiny-rayed dorsal fin rather widely separated from soft-
rayed dorsal; pelvic fins of 1 spine and 5 rays, not thoracic but located more
posteriorly on the abdomen; scaled lateral line with nerve pattern resembling that
dorsal and anal fins; pelvic fins rather large; eyes near top of head and close
together; unusual is the large mouth, the jaw extending obliquely past the eyes;
several species; carnivorous; deep waters of Indo-Pacific oceans. Superfamily ...
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