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The superorder Acanthopterygii comprises 13 orders, and almost half of all known species of fishes. Eleven of the orders are known from Australia and include about one quarter of the fish species found in Australian waters. The group contains a larger number of freshwater species belonging to groups not native to Australia. Nelson (2006) summarised details of the classification and relationships of the group.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)