Alepisauroidei

Belongs within: Aulopiformes.Contains: Paralepididae. Hunters in the deep sea 21 June 2011 For today’s post, I’m going to tackle the Alepisauroidei. The exact scope of this clade of fishes has changed a bit between authors; here, I’m focusing on the restricted sense used by Sato & Nakabo (2002). In contrast, Davis & Fielitz (2010) used… Continue reading Alepisauroidei

Synodontoidei

Belongs within: Aulopiformes. Living larvae and fossil fish Published 24 January 2009 It was recently discovered that what have been thought to be three separate species of fish in three different families are, in fact, different life cycle stages (larva, adult male and adult female) of a single species. As remarkable as this discovery is,… Continue reading Synodontoidei