extrinsic eye muscles
muscles attached to the eyeball and orbital wall for eye movement. The same in jawed and jawless fishes except the superior obliques which attach posteriorly in the orbit in the jawless fishes instead of anteriorly

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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