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ACTINOPTERYGII (ray-finned fishes)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

ACIPENSERIFORMES (an order of bony fishes) Order 1 subtaxon  
ACIPENSERIDAE (sturgeons) Family   1 ident refs
CYPRINIFORMES (an order of bony fishes)
CYPRINIDAE (carps and relatives), eg: Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Rudd) - Shoal in pond
Order 5 subtaxa 6 ident refs
MUGILIFORMES (an order of bony fishes) Order 1 subtaxon  
MUGILIDAE (grey mullets)
Chelon labrosus (Thick-lipped Grey Mullet, Thick-lipped Mullet), eg: Chelon labrosus (Thick-lipped Grey Mullet, Thick-lipped Mullet) - Dorso-lateral view
Family 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
OSMERIFORMES (an order of bony fishes) Order 1 subtaxon  
OSMERIDAE (smelts) Family 1 subtaxon  
Osmerus eperlanus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Smelt) Species   1 ident refs
SILURIFORMES (an order of bony fishes) Order 1 subtaxon  
SILURIDAE (wels) Family 1 subtaxon  
Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758 (Wels Catfish) Species   1 ident refs
Teleostei (teleost fishes)
ACANTHOPTERYGII (advanced teleosts), eg: Symphodus melops (Corkwing Wrasse) - Dorsal view PARACANTHOPTERYGII (advanced marine teleost fishes), eg: Lepadogaster lepadogaster (Shore Clingfish) - Dorsal view - in rock pool
Infraclass 19 subtaxa 5 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Jenkins, J.T., 1925 The fishes of the British Isles both freshwater and salt
Maitland, P.S. & Herdson, D. Key to the Marine and Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Ireland


Wheeler, A. (Illust: Stebbing, P.), 1994 Field Key to the Shore Fishes of the British Isles

Planktonic stages

Todd, C.D., Laverack, M.S. & Boxshall, G., 1996 Coastal Marine Zooplankton: A Practical Manual for Students

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 13 general literature references to ACTINOPTERYGII (ray-finned fishes)

ACTINOPTERYGII may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(jawed craniates)
Pisces (via Actinopterygii)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 109 feeding and other relationships of ACTINOPTERYGII (ray-finned fishes)

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