Leuciscinae

Belongs within: Cypriniformes.Contains: Rhinichthys, Nocomis, Gila, Luxilus, Phoxinus, Notropis, Rasborinae. The Leuciscinae, minnows, are a widespread group of long-bodied cyprinids with barbels and a maxillary foramen absent, and pharyngeal tooth usually in two rows. <==Leuciscinae |–+–Hesperoleucus symmetricusAS09 | `–Lavinia exilicaudaAS09 `–+–RasborinaeAS09 `–PimephalesAS09 |–P. notatusB96 |–P. promelasB96 |–P. tenellusSBW95 `–P. vigilaxSBW95 |–P. v. vigilaxSBW95 `–P. v.… Continue reading Leuciscinae

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Categorised as Otomorpha

Acheilognathinae

Belongs within: Cypriniformes. The Acheilognathinae, bitterlings, are a group of cyprinid fishes found in Europe and eastern Asia, in which females develop a long ovipositor when spawning which they commonly use to deposit eggs in the mantle cavity of molluscs (Bond 1996). <==Acheilognathinae |–TanakiaB96 | |–T. lanceolataT90 | |–T. limbataT90 | `–T. tanago (Tanaka 1909)I92… Continue reading Acheilognathinae

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Barbinae

Belongs within: Cypriniformes. The Barbinae, barbels, are a group of cyprinid fishes with an inferior mouth associated with two pairs of barbels. <==Barbinae |–Typhlobarbus Chu & Chen 1982TP86 | `–T. nudiventris Chu & Chen 1982TP86 |–VaricorhinusTD03 | |–V. bacbatulus (Pellegrin 1908)TD03 | `–V. ruandusB50 `–BarbusKKV03 |–B. acutirostrisSN98 |–B. altianalisG74 |–B. aphantogrammaB50 |–B. banguelensisB50 |–B. barbus… Continue reading Barbinae

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Categorised as Otomorpha

Tilapia

Belongs within: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Tilapia is a genus of cichlid fishes, found in southern Africa, in which the articulation of the base of the skull with the upper pharyngeal bones is formed from the parasphenoid alone. <==Tilapia |–*T. (Tilapia) sparrmaniiB06 |–T. (Coptodon)STP94 | |–T. (C.) deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde 1967STP94, B06 | |–T. (C.) guineensis… Continue reading Tilapia

Belonidae

Belongs within: Exocoetoidei. The Belonidae, needlefishes, are a group of fast-swimming predatory fishes in which the jaws are prolonged to form a long, slim beak with numerous teeth (Collette 2002). <==Belonidae |–Ablennes hians (Valenciennes 1846)C02 [=Belone hiansM58] |–Eurycaulus persimilis [incl. E. dorsalis]G75 |–Thalassosteus appendiculata (Klunzinger 1871) [=Belone appendiculata]M58 |–Stenocaulus krefftii (Günther 1866) [=Belone krefftii, Tylosurus… Continue reading Belonidae

Anguilloidei

Belongs within: Anguilliformes. The Anguilloidei are a group of eels in which the premaxillaries are fused with the mesethmoid to form a tooth-bearing bone at the front of the upper jaw (Bond 1996). They include the typical eels of the genus Anguilla, species of which spend the greater part of their post-larval life cycle in… Continue reading Anguilloidei

Blenniidae

Belongs within: Blennioidei.Contains: Omobranchus, Salariidae, Blenniini. The Blenniidae, blennies, are a group of small, shallow-water fishes with a normally naked, elongate body, well-developed pectoral and vertical fins, and reduced pelvic fins with the rays hidden in thick tissue (Smith 1959). Blenniidae [Petroscirtinae] |–+–SalariidaeND13 | `–Ophioblennius [Ophioblenniinae]ND13 | |–O. atlanticusND13 | `–O. webbiiCS77 `–+–BlenniiniND13 `–+–Enchelyurus Peters… Continue reading Blenniidae

Pycnodontoidei

Belongs within: Pycnodontiformes.Contains: Pycnodontidae. The Pycnodontoidei are a clade of pycnodontiform fishes characterised by the loss of scales over much of the body (Poyato-Ariza & Wenz 2002). Characters (from Poyato-Ariza & Wenz 2002): Opercular process of hyomandibular absent; ossifications in gular region absent; two branchiostegal rays, thin and separated; crenulations on vomerine and prearticular teeth… Continue reading Pycnodontoidei

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Proscinetinae

Belongs within: Pycnodontidae. The Proscinetinae are a group of pycnodontid fishes known from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous, characterised by the alternation of one large and two small teeth in the main vomerine tooth row (Poyato-Ariza & Wenz 2002). Characters (from Poyato-Ariza & Wenz 2002): Three vomerine tooth rows; main vomerine tooth row alternating… Continue reading Proscinetinae

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Pseudocrenilabrinae

Belongs within: Cichlidae.Contains: Ectodini, Haplochromini, Tropheini, Neolamprologus, Tilapia, Oreochromis, Chromidotilapiini, Astatotilapia, Sarotherodon. Steatocranus gibbiceps, the rapid river bumphead Published 8 August 2021 The cichlid fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa are rightly renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular species radiations. Hundreds of species, occupying a wide range of ecological niches, have evolved… Continue reading Pseudocrenilabrinae