Class Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)

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Domain: EucaryaDomain: Eucarya Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata Class Phenology

Orders of the Class Actinopterygii Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Order Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
AtheriniformesSilversides HerePhenology
ClupeiformesShad and Herrings HerePhenology
CypriniformesMinnows and Suckers HerePhenology
CyprinodontiformesTopminnows and Livebearers HerePhenology
LepisosteiformesGars(NA) HerePhenology
PerciformesSpiny-rayed Perch-like Fishes HerePhenology
SalmoniformesTrout HerePhenology
ScorpaeniformesSculpins HerePhenology
SiluriformesCatfishes HerePhenology

Can't find the orders you are looking for? Note:
Orders on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park orders from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
The Actinopterygii encompass all but 2 species of fishes (exceptions being lampreys not yet entered into the ATBI database) that inhabit the Park. In fact, of all of the world's fishes, this class represents approximately 95% of the species in existance.
Actinopterygii species are fishes that are set apart by the presence of jaws, and fin rays that connect, via spines, to their internal skeleton.

Taxon References for Actinopterygii

1.) Etnier, David A. and Wayne C. Starnes. 1993. The Fishes of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press. Knoxville, Tennessee.
2.) "The Angler's Guide to Tennessee Fish", January, 2012, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
3.) Also see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Fish Page ->