A family of fishes belonging to the apodal section of the malacopterygii.
The male only is winged; the female is very like an apodal larva, the larva being an active hexapod.
apodal Fishes, the name applied to such malacopterous fishes as want ventral fins.
apodal ap·o·dal (āp'ə-dl) or ap·o·dous (-dəs)
Having no feet or footlike appendages.