Re: NANFA-- Pygmy Sunfish Connections

Irate_Mormon (
Sat, 04 May 2002 08:43:55 -0500

At 07:36 PM 5/4/02, you wrote:
>While looking for something else (off on a killifish tangent from the NANFA
>Fossil Flowering Plant thread) on a site called BP's Zoology Pages
> which says it draws a lot
>from the Zoological Record, mention was made that the Elassomatidae or Pygmy
>Sunfishes were members the Zeiformes. Interesting that they weren't even
>included in the Perciformes.

According to Nelson (3rd ed.) Elassomatidae is in the Order Perciformes,
Suborder Elassmattoidei. I'm no systematist, but Zeiformes does not seem
very likely to me either.


Jackson, MS
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