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Cyprinodontiformes (killifishes)

Wikipedia Abstract

Cyprinodontiformes /ˌsaɪprᵻnoʊˌdɒntᵻˈfɔːrmiːz/ is an order of ray-finned fish, comprising mostly small, freshwater fish. Many popular aquarium fish, such as killifish and live-bearers, are included. They are closely related to the Atheriniformes and are occasionally included with them. A colloquial term for the order as a whole is toothcarps, though they are not actually close relatives of the true carps – the latter belong to the superorder Ostariophysi, while the toothcarps are Acanthopterygii.
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Anablepidae (four-eyes) (18)
Aplocheilidae (Rivuline) (14)   (5)
Cyprinodontidae (killifishes, pupfishes, and toothcarps) (137)   (31)
Fundulidae (killifishes and topminnows) (44)   (3)
Goodeidae (goodeid topminnows and splitfins) (49)   (13)
Nothobranchiidae (272)   (36)
Poeciliidae (livebearers and topminnows) (349)   (11)   (5)
Profundulidae (Killifish) (9)   (1)
Rivulidae (rivulines) (411)   (5)
Valenciidae (Toothcarp) (3)   (2)

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