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18 May 2016 - Douglass F. Hoese


This order contains seven families, 29 genera and about 144 species (Nelson 2006). Information about the order has been summarised by Kotlyar (1996). The classification and relationships of the group have been studied extensively, but no consensus has been reached. Major works include Zehren (1979), Stiassny (1986), Patterson & Rosen (1989), Stiassny & Moore (1992) and Johnson & Patterson (1993). Wiley & Johnson (2009) recognise the order, following the work of Johnson & Patterson (1993). Species are generally pelagic and occur in a variety of marine habitats from coral reefs to deeper parts of the ocean.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-Jun-2016 BERYCIFORMES 18-May-2016 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)