, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 1-15
Date: 24 Aug 2012

An overview of the phylogenetic relationships of the suborder Trachinoidei (Acanthomorpha: Perciformes)

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The phylogenetic relationships of the perciform suborder Trachinoidei, currently including 11 families (Cheimarrichthyidae, Pinguipedidae, Percophidae, Trichonotidae, Creediidae, Champsodontidae, Chiasmodontidae, Leptoscopidae, Ammodytidae, Trachinidae and Uranoscopidae) are reviewed from an historical perspective. The previously questioned monophyly of the suborder and familial limitations remain unclear because of conflicting evidence and differing phylogenetic proposals resulting from morphological and molecular perspectives.