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Scopelogadus mizolepis mizolepis, a ridgehead
Scopelogadus mizolepis mizolepis, a ridgehead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stephanoberyciformes
Melamphaidae (ridgeheads)
Gibberichthyidae (gibberfishes)
Stephanoberycidae (pricklefishes)

The Stephanoberyciformes are an order of marine ray-finned fishes, consisting of about 45 species, the majority (37) of which belong to the ridgehead family (Melamphaidae). The Stephanoberyciformes are mostly uncommon deep-sea species with little if any importance to commercial fishery. They share many morphological similarities with the Beryciformes, their sister order.

Common characteristics include a generally rounded body, a toothless palate, rather thin skull bones, and a missing orbitosphenoid bone (except for Hispidoberyx).

J.S. Nelson classifies the whalefishes (Cetomimiformes) as a superfamily Cetomimoidea of this order.


  • "Stephanoberyciformes". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. March 2005 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2005.
  • J. S. Nelson, Fishes of the World

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