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Myctophiformes

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Myctophiformes
Spotted lanternfish, Myctophum punctatum
 
Spotted lanternfish, Myctophum punctatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Actinopterygii
 
Order: Myctophiformes
 
Families
Neoscopelidae
Myctophidae

Myctophiformes is an order of ray-finned fish consisting of two families of deep-sea marine fish, most notably the highly abundant lanternfishes (Myctophidae).

The order is similar to Aulopiformes, but the pharyngobranchial structure is more standard.

References

  • "Myctophiformes". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. January 2006 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2006.
  • J. S. Nelson, Fishes of the World

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