Stromateoidei is a suborder of the Scombriformes, 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]

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

Timeline of generaEdit



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