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Rudderfish Centrolophus niger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scombriformes
Suborder: Stromateoidei

Stromateoidei is a suborder of the Perciformes, the largest order of fish. The suborder includes the medusafishes, squaretails and driftfishes which associate with jellyfish, the latter families preying on them while the medusafish use them for protection while scavenging food scraps. In revisions of the Perciformes, the Stromateoidei have been classified as a suborder of the Scombriformes.[1]

Timeline of genera[edit]



  1. ^ Nelson, JS; Grande, TC & Wilson, MVH (2016). "Classification of fishes from Fishes of the World 5th Edition" (PDF). Retrieved 10 May 2018.