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Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)

Ovalentaria is a clade of ray-finned fishes within the Percomorpha. It includes the order Stiassnyiformes. Some authors have used it for a clade including Mugiloidei, Plesiopidae, Blenniiformes, Atherinomorpha, and Cichlidae. It was named by W. L. Smith and T. J. Near in Wainwright in 2012.

Classification[change | change source]

Atheriniformes[change | change source]

Taxonomy[change | change source]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Clade: Percomorpha
(unranked): Ovalentaria

References[change | change source]

  1. J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 752. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.