Order Summary for Albuliformes

  Main Ref
:
  Order
:
Albuliformes bonefishes
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
  Sister Order
:
Notacanthiformes 80 M years
  Ref..
:
  First Fossil Record
:
late Cretaceous
  Occurs in
:
Marine
Fresh
Brackish
  Remark
:
Mandibular sensory canal lying in an open groove in the dentary and angular bones (in all other elopomorphs the groove is roofed, in Albula there is a small roof in the angular).
  Classetymology
:
Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  Orderetymology
:
Latin, albulus = whitish (Ref. 45335).
  Families
:
( n = 1 ) -
Albulidae