The Suborder Argentinoidei is a member of the Order Salmoniformes. Here is the complete "parentage" of Argentinoidei:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Deuterostomia
Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia
(Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Phylum: Chordata
Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia Grobben, 1908 - Deuterostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Suborder Argentinoidei is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (7): Alepocephalidae · Argentinidae · Bathylagidae · Leptochilichthyidae · Microstomatidae · Opisthoproctidae · Platytroctidae
Slickheads or nakedheads are a family, Alepocephalidae, of marine smelts. They are deep-water fishes most common below 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). They get their name from the lack of scales on the head. Some authors include Bathylaconidae in this family. [more]
The herring smelts or argentines are a family, Argentinidae, of marine smelts. They are similar in appearance to smelts (family Osmeridae) but have much smaller mouths. [more]
The deep-sea smelts are a family, Bathylagidae, of marine smelts. [more]
Leptochilichthys is a genus of marine smelts containing four species. Leptochilichthys is the only genus in the family Leptochilichthyidae. Some sources place this genus within the broader family Alepocephalidae. [more]
Microstomatidae is a family of marine smelts native to the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. [more]
Barreleyes, also known as spook fish (a name also applied to several species of chimaera), are small deep-sea osmeriform fish comprising the family Opisthoproctidae. Found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. [more]
The tubeshoulders are a family, the Platytroctidae, of marine smelts. They are found throughout the world, except for the Mediterranean sea. Tubeshoulders live at moderate depths of 300 to 1,000 metres (980 to 3,300 ft), and some have light-producing organs. They are generally small to medium fish, ranging from 9 to 33 centimetres (3.5 to 13 in) in length. [more]
At least 31 species and subspecies belong to the Family Platytroctidae.
More info about the Family Platytroctidae may be found here.
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