Heterosomata
Heterosomati Het`e*ro*so"ma*ti, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? other + ?, ?, body.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also {Heterosomata}, {Heterosomi}.

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  • Heterosomăta — Heterosomăta, nach Duméril Familie der Fische, aus der Gattung Pleuronectes; umfaßt die Geschlechter Solea, Achirus, Rhombus u.a …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Heterosomata — Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectiformes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heterosomata — noun flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes • Syn: ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Ac …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterosomata — het·er·o·so·ma·ta …   English syllables

  • order Heterosomata — noun flatfishes: halibut; sole; flounder; plaice; turbot; tonguefishes • Syn: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Acanthopterygi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bothidae — noun a family of fish of the order Heterosomata • Syn: ↑family Bothidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • pleuronectiform — ▪ fish order Introduction also called  flatfish,         any member of the order Pleuronectiformes, which includes about 600 species of bony, oval shaped, flattened fishes such as the flounder, halibut, and turbot. The pleuronectiforms are unique …   Universalium

  • family Bothidae — noun a family of fish of the order Heterosomata • Syn: ↑Bothidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleuronectidae — noun righteye flounders • Syn: ↑family Pleuronectidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soleidae — noun soles • Syn: ↑family Soleidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Heterosomata, ↑order Heterosomata, ↑order Pleuronectiformes …   Useful english dictionary

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