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Superorder Atherinomorphae Greenwood et al. 1966 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Acanthomorphata

PaleoDB taxon number: 266169

Alternative spellings: Atherinomorpha, Atherinomorpha

Full reference: P. H. Greenwood, D. E. Rosen, S. H. Weitzman and G. S. Myers. 1966. Phyletic studies of teleostean fishes, with a provisional classification of living forms. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 131(4):339-456

Parent taxon: Ovalentariae according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Ambassidae, Blenniimorphae, Cichlomorphae, Embiotocidae, Mugilomorphae, Plesiopidae, Polycentridae, Pomacentridae, Pseudochromidae

Subtaxa: Atherinea, Atheriniformes, Beloniformes, Cyprinodontea, Cyprinodontiformes

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore