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Taxon profile

order

Acanthuriformes

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  superorder Teleostei

Scientific synonyms

incl. Caproidei
Acanthuroidei

Included taxa

Number of records: 14

family Acanthuridae Swainson, 1839 - surgeonfishes and unicornfishes
family Antigoniidae Jordan & Evermann 1898
family Caproidae Bonaparte, 1837 - boarfishes
family Chaetodontidae Rafinesque, 1815 - butterflyfishes
family Drepaneidae Kaup, 1860
family Ephippidae Bleeker, 1859 - spadefishes, batfishes and scats
family Hapalogenyidae Parenti, 2019
family Leiognathidae Th.N. Gill, 1893 - ponyfishes or slipmouths
family Lobotidae Gill 1861 - tripletails
family Luvaridae Th.N. Gill, 1885 - luvars
family Pomacanthidae D.S. Jordan & Evermann, 1898 - angelfishes
family Scatophagidae Th.N. Gill, 1883 - scats
family Siganidae J. Richardson, 1836 - rabbitfishes
family Zanclidae Bleeker, 1876 - moorish idols

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [34d1c5a6-ee3a-4bb8-977e-b0e4347e3203]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Caproidei]
Data retrieved on: 19 January 2015

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