Boschung, Herbert T. Formerly, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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An order of actinopterygian fishes in the subdivision Elopomorpha, along with Elopiformes, Anguilliformes, and Saccopharyngiformes, all of which have a leptocephalous larval stage. Albuliformes, comprising three families, eight genera, and 30 species, are distinguished from other Elopomorpha by an open mandibular sensory canal in the dentary and angular bones. Two suborders are recognized, Albuloidei and Notacanthoidei, the latter of which was recognized previously as the order Notacanthiformes. See also: Actinopterygii; Anguilliformes; Elopiformes; Notacanthoidei
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