Scombriformes is an order of bony fish containing nine families which were classified under the suborders Scombroidei and Stromateoidei, of the wider grouping known as Perciformes,[1] Nelson (2016) recognised the order[2] but subsequent workers have suggested that Scombriformes forms part of the larger Pelagiaria clade.[3]

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The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Clade: Percomorpha
Order: Scombriformes
Type species
Scomber scombrus

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The families placed under Scombriformes in Nelson 2016 are:[2]


  1. ^ Bailly N, ed. (2017). "Scombroidei". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Nelson, JS; Grande, TC & Wilson, MVH (2016). "Classification of fishes from Fishes of the World" (PDF) (5th ed.). Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ Ricardo Betancur-R; Edward O. Wiley; Gloria Arratia; et al. (2017). "Phylogenetic classification of bony fishes". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17 (162). doi:10.1186/s12862-017-0958-3. PMC 5501477. PMID 28683774.