Protacanthopterygii

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Protacanthopterygii
Ayu 1 yoppy in Komae, Tokyo.jpg
Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis: Osmeriformes)
in Kawasaki (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
Scientific classification
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Protacanthopterygii
Orders

Argentiniformes
Esociformes
Galaxiiformes
Salmoniformes
Osmeriformes?
Stomiiformes?

Procanthopterygii is a superorder of teleost fishes. These fish mostly live in temperate waters, and in the northern hemisphere. They may live in both fresh and salt water.

Best-known examples of this group are the salmon, trout, and pikes.

The main groups are:

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