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Poacher
2007-02-13 14:56:47

The poachers are a family (Agonidae) of small bottom-dwelling cold-water marine fish. They are notable for having elongated bodies covered by scales modified into bony plates, and for using their large pectoral fins to move in short bursts. The family includes about 47 species in some 20 genera, some of which are quite widespread. The pelvic fins are nearly vestigial, typically consisting of...