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The ray-finned fishes are so called because they possess lepidotrichia or "fin rays", their fins being webs of skin supported by bony or horny spines ("rays"), as opposed to the fleshy, lobed fins that characterize the class Sarcopterygii.

In terms of numbers, actinopterygians are the dominant class of vertebrates, comprising nearly 99% of the over 30,000 species of fish.

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Anglerfishes Arapaima & kin Bichir Carplike fishes
Catfishes Codlike fishes Dories Dragonfishes & kin
Eels & morays Filefishes & kin Flatfishes Flyingfishes & kin
Freshwater smelts & kin Gars Herrings Leedsichthys
Lizardfishes & kin Marine smelts & kin Mullets Oarfishes & kin
Pearlfishes Pelican eel & kin Perch-like fishes Pikes
Pinecone fishes & kin Piranhas & allies Salmons & kin Scorpionfish & kin
Seahorses & kin Silversides Neotropical knifefishes Sticklebacks
Sturgeon Swamp eels Toothcarps Whalefishes

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