SuperOrder Acanthopterygii (267 families, 14,800 species) - spiny-rayed fishesSeries Mugilomorpha Series Atherinomorpha Series Percomorpha •Upper jaw mobility is maximal because of ascending process on premaxilla, in conjunction with the pivoting maxilla. •Pharyngeal dentition at highest level of development and pharyngeal jaws moved by retractor-dorsalis muscle
Series Mugilomorpha Order Mugiliformes Mullets •Nearshore •Catadromous •Economically important, detritivores
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