Order Summary for Aulopiformes

  Main Ref
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  Order
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Aulopiformes grinners
  Class
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Actinopterygii
  Sister Order
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Myctophiformes 70 M years
  Ref..
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  First Fossil Record
:
late Cretaceous
  Occurs in
:
Marine
Fresh
Brackish
  Remark
:
Second pharyngobranchial greatly elongated posterolaterally, extending away from third pharyngobranchial, with elongated uncinate process of second epibranchial contacting third pharyngobranchial, and third pharyngobranchial lacking cartilaginous condyle for articulation of second epibranchial.
  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, aulopias= fistula, pipe, flute; a kind of fistulated fish named "Fistularia" + Latin, forma = shape. Fistula, 1481 (Ref. 45335).
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