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Family Sternoptychidae Gill 1863 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Teleostei

PaleoDB taxon number: 300789

Alternative spelling: Sternopthychidae

Parent taxon: Stomiiformes according to G. Carnevale 2008

Sister taxa: Argyripnus, Danaphos, Diplophidae, Gonostomata, Gonostomatidae, Ichthyococcus, Ohuus, Paravinciguerria, Phosichthyidae, Photichthys, Polymetme, Praewoodsia, Sahelinia, Sternoptyx, Stomiidae

Subtaxa: Argyropelecus, Discosternon, Maurolicus, Polyipnoides, Polyipnus, Valenciennellus

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Ecology: fast-moving nektonic carnivore