Order Summary for Stephanoberyciformes

  Main Ref
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  Order
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Stephanoberyciformes pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes
  Class
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Actinopterygii
  Sister Order
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Beryciformes 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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Body usually roundish; palate toothless; skull bones, in general, exceptionally thin; orbitosphenoid absent (except in Hispidoberyx; subocular shelf absent; supramaxilla absent or reduced.
  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, stephanos = crown + Greek, Greek, beryx or berys = a name of a fish, in reference to Berycidae with thin osseus ridges on the head.
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