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Cetomimidae sp.


Taxonavigation: Stephanoberycoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Berycimorphaceae
Ordo: Beryciformes
Subordo: Stephanoberycoidei

Familia: Cetomimidae
Genera: Ataxolepis – Cetichthys – Cetomimoides – Cetomimus – Cetostoma – Danacetichthys – Ditropichthys – Eutaeniophorus – Gyrinomimus – Megalomycter – Mirapinna – Notocetichthys – Parataeniophorus – Procetichthys – Rhamphocetichthys


Cetomimidae Goode & Bean, 1895



  • Goode, G. B. & Bean, T. H. (1895) On Cetomimidae and Rondeletiidae, two new families of bathybial fishes from the northwestern Atlantic. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 17: 451–454.
  • Myers, G. S. & Freihofer, W. C. (1966) Megalomycteridae, a previously unrecognized family of deep-sea cetomimiform fishes based on two new genera from the North Atlantic. Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin 8: 193–206
  • Johnson, G. D., J. R. Paxton, T. T. Sutton, T. P. Satoh, T. Sado, M. Nishida & M. Miya (2009) Deep-sea mystery solved: astonishing larval transformations and extreme sexual dimorphism unite three fish families. Biology Letters 5: 235–239. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0722


Vernacular names[edit]

English: flabby whalefishes
polski: wielorybinkowate
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