Gadids sentence example
- Having no spines to their fins, the Gadids used, in Cuvierian days, to be associated with the herrings, Salmonids, pike, &c., in the artificially-conceived order of Malacopterygians, or soft-finned bony fishes.
- The suborder Anacanthini is, nevertheless, maintained for the Muraenolepididae Gadids and two related families, Macruridae and Muraenolepididae, and may be thus defined: - Air-bladder without open duct.
- About 120 species of Gadids are distinguished, mostly marine, many being adapted to life at great depths; all are carnivorous.
- It has, however, been shown that the flatfishes bear no relationship to the Gadids, but are most nearly akin to the John Dories (see Dory).