Definition of Order apodes
1. Noun. Elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Malacopterygii, Superorder Malacopterygii
Member holonyms: Eel, Anguillidae, Family Anguillidae, Family Muraenidae, Muraenidae, Congridae, Family Congridae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Apodes
Literary usage of Order apodes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"The absence of ventrals which gave name to the order (Apodes) is falsified by extinct representatives of the family ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1855)
"When the ventral fins are entirely wanting we have then the sub-order Apodes, whilst the sub-order ..."
3. The Fishes of North Carolina by Hugh McCormick Smith (1907)
"... supplied with most desirable food fishes as North Carolina, there is no reason to believe the carp will ever become popular. Order APODES. The Eels. ..."
4. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"... in natural history, a genus of fishes of the order Apodes. Generic character: head with the upper jaw ending in a sword-shaped snout ; mouth without ..."