from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spiny-finned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having spines in the fins: said of certain fishes, particularly when more than one or two spines are present in the dorsal fin. Fishes with only a single dorsal spine do not technically belong to the spiny-rayed fishes, Acanthopteri.
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Undesirable species (defined by local needs and wants such as, for example, spiny-rayed species) will possibly prove to be pests by clogging nets and reducing capture efficiency.