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The complete classification of all organisms in the class Actinopterygii.

Extant Edit

  • Subclass Chondrostei
    • Order Polypteriformes (Bichirs and Reedfishes)
    • Order Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons and Paddlefishes)
  • Subclass Neopterygii
    • Infraclass Holostei
      • Order Lepisosteiformes (Gars)
      • Order Amiiformes (Bowfins)
    • Infraclass Teleostei
      • Superorder Osteoglossomorpha
        • Order Osteoglossiformes (Bony-Tongued Fishes)
        • Order Hiodontiformes (Mooneyes and Goldeneyes)
      • Superorder Elopomorpha
        • Order Elopiformes (Ladyfishes and Tarpons)
        • Order Albuliformes (Bonefishes)
        • Order Notacanthiformes (Halosaurs and Spiny Eels)
        • Order Anguilliformes (True Eels and Gulpers)
        • Order Saccopharyngiformes (Gulper Eels)
      • Superorder Clupeomorpha
        • Order Clupeiformes (Herrings and Anchovies)
      • Superorder Ostariophysi
        • Order Gonorynchiformes (Milkfishes)
        • Order Cypriniformes (Barbs, Carp, Danios, Goldfishes, Loaches, Minnows and Rasboras)
        • Order Characiformes (Characins, Pencilfishes, Hatchetfishes, Piranhas and Tetras)
        • Order Gymnotiformes (Electric eels and Knifefishes)
        • Order Siluriformes (Catfishes)
      • Superorder Protacanthopterygii
        • Order Salmoniformes (Salmon and Trout)
        • Order Esociformes (Pikes and Mudminnows)
        • Order Osmeriformes (Smelts and Galaxiids)
      • Superorder Stenopterygii
        • Order Ateleopodiformes (Jellynose Fish)
        • Order Stomiiformes (Dragonfishes and Allies)
      • Superorder Cyclosquamata
        • Order Aulopiformes (Grinners and Lizardfishes)
      • Superorder Scopelomorpha
        • Order Myctophiformes (Lanternfishes and Blackchins)
      • Superorder Lampridiomorpha
        • Order Lampriformes (Oarfishes, Opahs and Ribbonfishes)
      • Superorder Polymyxiomorpha
        • Order Polymixiiformes (Beardfishes)
      • Superorder Paracanthopterygii
        • Order Percopsiformes (Cavefishes and Trout-Perches)
        • Order Batrachoidiformes (Toadfishes)
        • Order Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes)
        • Order Gadiformes (Cods)
        • Order Ophidiiformes (Cusk Eels and Pearlfishes)
      • Superorder Acanthopterygii
        • Order Mugiliformes (Mullets)
        • Order Atheriniformes (Silversides and Rainbowfishes)
        • Order Beloniformes (Flyingfishes)
        • Order Cetomimiformes (Whalefishes)
        • Order Cyprinodontiformes (Livebearers and Killifishes)
        • Order Stephanoberyciformes (Ridgeheads)
        • Order Beryciformes (Fangtooths and Pineconefishes)
        • Order Zeiformes (Dories)
        • Order Gobiesociformes (Clingfishes)
        • Order Gasterosteiformes (Sticklebacks, Pipefishes and Seahorses)
        • Order Syngnathiformes (Seahorses and Pipefishes)
        • Order Synbranchiformes (Swamp Eels)
        • Order Tetraodontiformes (Filefishes and Pufferfish)
        • Order Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes)
        • Order Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and Sculpins)
        • Order Perciformes* (Anabantids, Centrarchids, Cichlids, Gobies, Gouramis, Mackerel, Perches, Scats, Whiting and Wrasses)

*Perciformes contain around 40 percent of all fish

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