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This suborder is presented here with the traditional classification of 10 families, following largely the works of Nelson (1994, 2006). Pietsch & Zabetian (1990) presented a phylogeny suggesting a monophyletic group. Mooi & Johnson (1997) presented evidence that the Champsodontidae should be included with the scorpaeniform fishes and, in addition, they suggested that many of the families in the suborder are not closely related. Springer & Johnson (2004) removed the Pholidichthyidae to its own order. We retain the traditional classification pending more detailed studies.


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)
22-Sep-2011 22-Sep-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)