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Brachionichthyidae

Actinopteri - Lophiiformes - Brachionichthyidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Brachionichthyidae Gill
1963Brachionichthyidae Jordan p. 742
2006Brachionichthyidae Schultz p. 428
2010Brachionichthyidae Carnevale and Pietsch p. 625
2014Brachionichthyidae Bannikov p. 26
2014Brachionichthyidae Carnevale et al. p. 42

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
superclassActinopterygii(Cope 1887)
classActinopteri()
subclassNeopterygii(Regan 1923)
Teleosteomorpha
Teleostei(Müller 1846)
RankNameAuthor
Osteoglossocephalai
ClupeocephalaPatterson and Rosen 1977
Euteleosteomorpha
NeoteleosteiRosen 1973
Eurypterygia(Rosen 1973)
Ctenosquamata
Acanthomorphata(Rosen 1973)
Euacanthomorphacea
Percomorphaceae
Percomorpharia
orderLophiiformes
familyBrachionichthyidaeGill 1878
familyBrachionichthyidaeGill 1878

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Carnevale and T. W. Pietsch 2010 A lophiiform family unique and derived in having two elongate pectoral radials (not reduced in number through ontogeny); ceratobranchials I–IV curved; five branchiostegal rays; a well-developed membrane between the second and third dorsal-fin spine; and lacking vomerine and palatine teeth. The family is further distinguished from all other anten- narioid families in having the following combination of character states: mouth horizontal to slightly oblique; ventral surface of vomer flat; articular head of quad- rate broad; two pharyngobranchials present; vertebral column slightly curved, not sigmoid; epurals absent; three cephalic dorsal-fin spines; third dorsal-fin spine membranously attached to posterior margin of head.