Protacanthopterygii

superorder of fishes

Procanthopterygii is a superorder of teleost fishes.[1] These fish mostly live in temperate waters, and in the northern hemisphere. They may live in both fresh and salt water.

Protacanthopterygii
Ayu 1 yoppy in Komae, Tokyo.jpg
Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis: Osmeriformes)
in Kawasaki (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Clade: Euteleostei
Superorder: Protacanthopterygii
Orders

Argentiniformes
Esociformes
Galaxiiformes
Salmoniformes
Osmeriformes?
Stomiiformes?

Best-known examples of this group are the salmon, trout, and pikes.

The main groups are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Integrated Taxonomic Information System".