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Order SYNBRANCHIFORMES

Swamp Eels


Compiler and date details

20 April 2011 - Douglass F. Hoese, Jennifer E. Gates & Dianne J. Bray

Introduction

This order includes three families and about 100 species of largely freshwater species found worldwide (Nelson 2006 following Johnson & Patterson 1993). All species are characterised by an elongate body with a ventral gill opening. Johnson & Patterson (1993) suggested a relationship with atheriniform, mugiliform and gasterosteiform fishes.

 

General References

Johnson, G.D. & Patterson, C. 1993. Percomorph phylogeny: a survey of acanthomorphs and a new proposal. Bulletin of Marine Science 52(1): 554-626

Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the World. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 601 pp. [316]

 

Common Name References

Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the World. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 601 pp. [316] (Swamp Eels)

 

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)
20-May-2011 20-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)