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Recent changes in Acanthomorph classifications


“Classical” classification

Acanthomorphs “classical” classification is mainly based on morpho-anatomic data and was exposed in Nelson (2006). This classification was not entirely supported by the results of phylogenetic analyses.

The results of the team

The results of the team are based on the comparison of the sequences of several genes and they are congruent with the results of other international teams.

Nelson, J. S. 2006. Fishes of the world. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 4th edition. 601 pp.

Regarding the “classical” classification, several things must be pointed out. Some groups of the "left" side are scattered on the "right" side : the pink one ( the "percoids"), the orange one (the "labroids") and the yellow one (the "scombroids") for instance. As others do not disappear but "move" within the classification : zeoids (John Dory), gasterosteids (sticklebacks), pleuronectiformes (flatfishes), tetraodontiformes (sun-fishes and puffers) and lophiiformes (monkfishes)... Everything turns topsy-turvey!

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Lampridiforms
Euacanthomorphs
Polymixiomorphs
Polymixiiforms
Holacanthopterygians
Paracanthopterygians
Percopsiforms
Gadiforms
Ophidiiforms
Batrachoidiforms
Lophiiforms
Acanthopterygians
Mugilomorphes
Mugiliformes
Mugilids
Atherinomorphs
Percomorphes
Beryciforms
Zeiforms
Zeioids
Gasterosteiforms
Gasterosteids
Indostomids
Syngnathids
Aulostomoids
Macroramphosids
Synbranchiforms
Scorpaeniformes
Dactylopteroids
Scorpaenids
Triglids
Cottoids
Perciformes
Percoids
Latids
Lates niloticusLates niloticus
Serranids
Alphestes immaculatusAlphestes immaculatus
Centrarchids
Lepomis gulosusLepomis gulosus
Percids
Perca fluviatilisPerca fluviatilis
Apogonids —>
Apogon imberbisApogon imberbis
Coryphaenids
Coryphaena hippurusCoryphaena hippurus
Echeneids
Remorina albescensRemorina albescens
Carangids
Trachurus trachurusTrachurus trachurus
Sparids
Sparus aurataSparus aurata
Mullids
Mullus barbatusMullus barbatus
Pomacanthids
Holacanthus ciliarisHolacanthus ciliaris
Elassomatoids
Elassomatids
Labroïdes
Cichlids
Labidochromis caeruleusLabidochromis caeruleus
Embiotocids
Ditrema temminckiiDitrema temminckii
Pomacentrids
Amphiprion perculaAmphiprion percula
Labrids
Labrus bergyltaLabrus bergylta
Odacids
Benthomets robustusBenthomets robustus
Scarids
Scarus rubroviolaceusScarus rubroviolaceus
Zoarcoids
Notothenioids
Trachinoïdes
Ammodytids
Trachinids
Uranoscopids
Blennioids
Gobiesocoids
Callionymoids
Gobioids
Acanthuroïdes
Acanthurids
Scombroïdes
Sphyraenids
Sphyraena barracudaSphyraena barracuda
Trichiurids
Aphanopus carboAphanopus carbo
Scombrids
Scomber scombrusScomber scombrus
Xiphiids
Xiphias gladiusXiphias gladius
Stromateoides
Stromateids
Anabantoids
Channoids
Caproids
Pleuronectifomes
Tetraodontiforms
Lampridiforms
Percopsiforms
Polymixiiforms
Gadiforms
Zeioids
Beryciforms
Ophidiiforms
Batrachoidiforms
Gobioids
Apogonids
Apogon imberbisApogon imberbis
Trichiurids
Aphanopus carboAphanopus carbo
Scombrids
Scomber scombrusScomber scombrus
Stromateids
Aulostomoids
Macroramphosids
Dactylopteroids
Syngnathids
Callionymoids
Mullids
Mullus barbatusMullus barbatus
Cichlids
Labidochromis caeruleusLabidochromis caeruleus
Pomacentrids
Amphiprion perculaAmphiprion percula
Embiotocids
Ditrema temminckiiDitrema temminckii
Mugilids
Gobiesocoids
Blennioids
Atherinomorphs
Indostomids
Synbranchiforms
Channoids
Anabantoids
Sphyraenids
Sphyraena barracudaSphyraena barracuda
Carangids
Trachurus trachurusTrachurus trachurus
Coryphaenids
Coryphaena hippurusCoryphaena hippurus
Echeneids
Remorina albescensRemorina albescens
Pleuronectiforms
Latids
Lates niloticusLates niloticus
Xiphiids
Xiphias gladiusXiphias gladius
Lophiiforms
Tetraodontiforms
Caproids
Sparids
Sparus aurataSparus aurata
Acanthurids
Pomacanthids
Holacanthus ciliarisHolacanthus ciliaris
Labrids
Labrus bergyltaLabrus bergylta
Scarids
Scarus rubroviolaceusScarus rubroviolaceus
Odacids
Benthomets robustusBenthomets robustus
Ammodytids
Uranoscopids
Centrarchids
Lepomis gulosusLepomis gulosus
Elassomatids
Gasterosteids
Zoarcoids
Cottoids
Triglids
Scorpaenids
Serranids
Alphestes immaculatusAlphestes immaculatus
Trachinids
Notothenioids
Percids
Perca fluviatilisPerca fluviatilis
 

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