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7 April 2015 - Douglass F. Hoese


This order comprises a single family of mullets, the Mugilidae.

Relationships of the Mugilidae have been a source of controversy for a number of years. Traditionally, the family has been placed as a primitive percomorph. However, recent works (see Stiassny 1990, 1993; Johnson & Patterson 1993) suggest a relationship with the Atherinomorpha, but Parenti (1993) disputed that relationship. Betancur-R et al. (2013) indicated a relationship, but not as immediate sister groups, based on genetic studies.


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)
13-Apr-2015 MUGILIFORMES 07-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)