Family Embiotocidae (ray-finned fish)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Embiotocidae

Parent taxon: Ovalentariae according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Casier 1966, David 1943, Fierstine et al. 2012 and Jordan 1963

Sister taxa: Ambassidae, Atherinomorphae, Blenniimorphae, Cichlomorphae, Mugilomorphae, Plesiopidae, Polycentridae, Pomacentridae, Pseudochromidae

Subtaxa: Amphistichus Cymatogaster Damalichthys Ditrema Embiotoca Eriquius Erisceles Hysterocarpus Micrometrus Rhacochilus

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Ecology: nektonic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: California collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 6 collections including 8 occurrences

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