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Actinopteri - Labriformes - Labridae
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.
|A. F. Bannikov and G. Carnevale 2010||Body ovoid, with short and deep caudal peduncle; neurocranium with prominent frontal relief; ethmoid-frontal depression present; supraoccipital crest strongly developed, extending anteriorly to the frontals; nasal simple, bar-like; infraorbitals plate-like, with ventral bony fringes; jaw teeth arranged in a single row; enlarged premaxillary canines absent; dentary nearly triangular; posterior preopercular margin entire; lower pharyngeal teeth rounded and molariform; six branchiostegal rays; 24 (9+15) vertebrae; neural spine of the first vertebra moder- ately reduced; parhypurapophysis absent; dorsal and anal formulae XI + 9 and III + 9, respectively; 12 pectoral-fin rays; first pectoral ray not branched and extremely reduced; scales thin and cycloid, forming scaly sheath at base of anal and spinous dorsal fins; lateral line parallel to dorsal body profile, interrupted below soft dorsal fin.|