Order Summary for Ateleopodiformes

  Main Ref
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  Order
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Ateleopodiformes jellynose fishes
  Class
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Actinopterygii
  Sister Order
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Stomiiformes 70 M years
  Ref..
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  First Fossil Record
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  Occurs in
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Marine
Fresh
Brackish
  Remark
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Caudal fin reduced, united with the long anal fin; pelvic fin of adults with single ray on throat (young specimens and Guentherus gave several rays, and the pelvics of the latter are behind the pectorals); dorsal fin with 3-13 rays; skeleton largely cartilaginous; snout bilbous; branchiostegal rays 7. Maximum length about 2 m. Marine species.
  Classetymology
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Greek aktis = ray, thunderbolt, beam + Greek pterygion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin. Ref. 45335.
  Orderetymology
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Greek, a = without + Greek, teleo, teleio = perfect, complet + Greek, pous = foot + Latin, forma = shape (Ref. 45335).
  Families
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( n = 1 ) -
Ateleopodidae