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Actinopteri - Lophiiformes - Brachionichthyidae
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.
|G. Carnevale and T. W. Pietsch 2010||A brachionichthyid genus unique and derived in having the maxilla strongly developed, length nearly 20% SL; haemal spines of the caudal vertebrae enlarged anteroposteriorly; and anterior- most anal-fin pterygiophores directed anteroventrally. The genus is further distinguished from all other brachionichthyid genera in having the following com- bination of character states: jaw teeth relatively large and caniniform; vertebrae 21 or 22; neural spines of abdominal vertebrae simple, not spatulate; haemal spines of abdominal vertebrae posteroventrally directed; neural spine of second vertebra anteropos- teriorly enlarged; first dorsal-fin pterygiophore hyper- trophied; pectoral radials extremely elongate; body depth at origin of dorsal fin nearly 42% SL; body depth at origin of anal fin nearly 35% SL; dorsal-fin rays 16 or 17; anal-fin rays 11; pectoral-fin rays eight or nine; pelvic fin one spine and five rays; caudal-fin rays nine, ventral-most ray reduced to a small splint; skin naked, without dermal spinules.|