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27 September 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese


This suborder contains a single family, Gobiesocidae (Nelson 1994). Our understanding of the relationships of the family have changed considerably over the last 50 years. Gosline (1970) suggested a relationship with Draconettidae and Callionymidae, subsequently supported by Patterson & Rosen (1989) and followed by Nelson (1994, 2006). Some workers, such as Greenwood et al. (1966), suggested a more primitive association with paracanthopterygians. Several workers, including Hayashi et al. (1986) have questioned the relationship with callionymids and draconettids and Jamieson (1991) suggested a possible relationship with batracoidiformes. Springer & Johnson (2004) placed the group as a suborder of the Callionymioidei. Nelson (2006) retained the suborder Gobiesocoidei, but accepted a close relationship between Gobiesocoidei and Callionymioidei.


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)
09-Oct-2013 GOBIESOCOIDEI 09-Oct-2013 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)