Characiformes

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Characiformes
Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Ostariophysi
Order: Characiformes
Regan, 1911
Faimilies

Acestrorhynchidae
Alestidae
Anostomidae
Characidae
Chilodontidae
Citharinidae
Crenuchidae
Ctenoluciidae
Curimatidae
Cynodontidae
Distichodontidae
Erythrinidae
Gasteropelecidae
Hemiodontidae
Hepsetidae
Lebiasinidae
Parodontidae
Prochilodontidae
Serrasalmidae
Triporthidae
Salminopsidae 
Sorbinicharacidae 

The Characiformes are an order o ray-finned fish, comprisin the characins an thair allies. Grooped in 18 recognized faimilies, thare are a few thoosand different species, includin the well-kent piranha an tetras.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7. ; Buckup P.A.: "Relationships of the Characidiinae and phylogeny of characiform fishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi)", Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes, L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M. Lucena, eds. (Porto Alegre: Edipucr) 1998:123-144.