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24 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese
20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese
This suborder includes six families of marine species commonly found on the continental shelf or slope (Nelson 2006); five families are represented in Australian waters. Little work has been done on relationships, but Haedrich (1967) presented a classification, Johnson & Fritzsche (1989) discussed possible relationships and Doiuchi et al. (2003) presented a cladistic analysis of the group, questioning monophyly of some families. However Doiuchi & Nakabo (2006) subsequently found molecular and morphological support for monophyly of existing families. Miya et al. (2013) considered the group paraphyletic and included it in a larger group of pelagic species, the Pelagia, which includes the Scombroidei, some Percoidei families, some Trachinoidei families and the Scombrolabracidae.
Doiuchi, R. & Nakabo, T. 2006. Molecular phylogeny of the stromateoid fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences and compared with morphology-based hypotheses. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution 39(1): 111-123
Johnson, G.D. & Fritzsche, R.A. 1989. Graus nigra, an omnivorous girellid, with comparative osteology and comments on relationships of the Girellidae (Pisces: Perciformes). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 141: 1-27
Miya, M., Friedman, M., Satoh, T.P., Takeshima, H., Sado, T., Iwasaki, W., Yamanoue. Y., Nakatani. M., Mabuchi, K., Inoue, J.G., Poulsen, J.Y., Fukunaga, T., Sato, Y. & Nishida, M. 2013. Evolutionary origin of the Scombridae (Tunas and Mackerels): members of a Paleogene adaptive radiation with 14 other pelagic fish families. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science) 8(9): 1-19 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073535]
Parin, N.V. & Piotrovsky, A.S. 2004. Stromateoid fishes (suborder Stromateoidei) of the Indian Ocean (species composition, distribution, biology, and fisheries). Journal of Ichthyology 44(Suppl. 1): 33-62