Common name: Beardfishes

An order of ray-finned fishes with the single family Polymixiidae, often placed with the beryciform families. All species are characterized by a conspicuous pair of hyoid barbels inserted well-behind the tip of the lower jaw.

Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Beardfishes, POLYMIXIIFORMES in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jul 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/order/37

Order References

Johnson, G.D. & C. Patterson. 1993. Percomorph phylogeny: A survey of acanthomorph characters and a new proposal. Bull. Mar. Sci. 52: 554-626.

Lachner, E.A. 1955. Populations of the berycoid fish family Polymixiidae. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 105(3356): 189-206.

Patterson, C. & D.E. Rosen. 1989. The Paracanthopterygii revisited: Order and disorder. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co. Sci. Ser. 32: 5-36.

Stiassny, M.L.J. 1986. The limits and relationships of the acanthomorph fishes. J. Zool. London (B) 1: 411-460.

Stiassny, M.L.J. & J.A. Moore. 1992. A review of the pelvic girdle of acanthomorph fishes, with comments on hypotheses of acanthomorph interrelationships. Zool J. Linn. Soc. London 104: 209-242.