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Hoplostethus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1829 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Beryciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 35795

Alternative spelling: Otolithus (Hoplostethus)

Parent taxon: Trachichthyidae according to C.-H. Lin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Eritima, Gephyroberyx, Hoplopteryx, Notoberyx, Trachichthyidarum, Trachichthyoides

Subtaxa: Hoplostethus hexagonalis, Hoplostethus lacinatus, Hoplostethus lawleyi, Hoplostethus mediterraneus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore