Characterized by development of leptocephalus during larval stage. Although leptocephalus of first two orders has pelvic fins, last two orders lack these fins. Larvae of Albuliformes and Elopiformes (except Notacanthidae) with dorsal and anal fins separated from forked caudal fin, no separation of these three fins in Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes. Caudal fin absent in Notacanthidae.
Order Albuliformes Table Albulidae
Order Anguilliformes Table Anguilliformes
Order Elopiformes Table Elopiformes
Order Saccopharyngiformes Table Cyemidae
22 geographic zones