Belongs within: Protacanthopterygii. The Esociformes are a Holarctic group of carnivorous freshwater fishes, characterised by the presence of preethmoids and paired proethmoids in the place of the mesethmoids, the absence of an adipose fin and of the orbitosphenoid and mesocoracoid, and the loss of teeth on the maxillaries (Bond 1996). They include the Esocidae, pikes,… Continue reading Esociformes


Belongs within: Salmonidae. The Salmoninae, trout and salmon, are salmonids with small scales, teeth on the maxilla, and less than sixteen rays in the dorsal fin. Salmoninae |–BrachymystaxB96 `–+–AcantholinguaB96 |–+–Salmothymus obtusirostrisB96, B50b | `–PlatysalmoB96 `–+–+–HuchoB96 | | |–H. hucho (Linnaeus 1758)SE08 | | `–H. perryi (Brevoort 1856)I92 | `–SalvelinusB96 | |–S. alpinusF16 | | |–S.… Continue reading Salmoninae