Salmoniformes

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Salmoniformes (subclass Actinopterygii, superorder Protacanthopterygii) An order of bony fish that have a single dorsal fin which, like the pelvic fins, is placed half-way along the body or further to the back of the animal. The order incorporates some 24 families, including e.g. the Salmonidae, the Esocidae, and Osmeridae.

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Haplomi Name for an order of bony fish, no longer recognized, that included the Esocidae, Umbridae, and Galaxiidae.

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Iniomi An older name for a group of fish now placed in the order Myctophiformes.

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