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9 May 2012 - Dianne J. Bray

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese


This suborder includes nine families, with most species found in marine waters of the north Pacific (Nelson 2006). A single family, Zoarcidae, is represented in Australia, and by a single species, although an additional five species occur on Australia's Antarctic/Subantarctic territorial waters. Relationships of the suborder are poorly understood. Anderson (1994) determined the monophyly of the suborder. Imamura & Yabe (2002) and Miya et al. (2003) also concluded that the Zoarcoidei were monophyletic, and that the group is closely related to Cottoidei. Wiley & Johnson (2010) placed both suborders in their order Cottiformes. Betancur-R. et al. (2013) include the zoarcoids in the Perciformes suborder Cottioidei.


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)
15-May-2013 15-May-2013 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)