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Big-scale pomfret
2007-02-25 21:19:21

The Big-scale pomfret, Taractichthys longipinnis, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae found in the Atlantic Ocean, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is between 19.69 and 39.37 in (50 and 100 cm). The Big-scale pomfret is a deep-bodied pelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral, dorsal, and anal fins are long and...

Spotted fanfish
2007-02-25 21:18:11

The Spotted fanfish, Pteraclis velifera, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the indo-west Pacific oceans from South Africa to New Zealand, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is between 14.75 and 23.62 in (40 and 60 cm). The spotted fanfish is an elongate pelagic fish with a small deeply forked tail and large eyes near the front of a very blunt snout. The body tapers...

Thornfish
2007-02-25 21:11:46

Bovichtus variegatus is a Thornfish of the family Bovichtidae, found around New Zealand from the Wellington area southwards to New Zealand's sub-antarctic islands, in rock pools and on shallow rocky reefs. Their length is between 5.91 and 9.84 in(15 and 25 cm). The Thornfish is a small scaleless fish of round cross-section, with a wide flattened head, large upward-looking eyes, and large...

Combtooth blenny
2007-02-25 21:04:29

Combtooth blennies are blennioids; perciform marine fish of the family Blenniidae. They are the largest family of blennies, with approximately 371 species in 53 genera represented. Combtooth blennies are found in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans; some species are also found in brackish and even freshwater environments. Physical description The...

Toadfish
2007-02-25 20:57:13

The Toadfish are a type of ray-finned fish often found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide, notable for somewhat broad heads and drab coloration reminiscent of terrestrial toads, as well as for the ability of the males of some species to "sing" using their swim bladders. They are classified as the sole family Batrachoididae of the order Batrachoidiformes, and include about...

Redtoothed triggerfish
2007-02-21 18:59:25

The Redtoothed triggerfish or Niger trigger, Odonus niger, is a triggerfish of the tropical Indo-Pacific area, the sole member of its genus. Characteristics The Redtoothed triggerfish is a dark blue bodied fish, ranging up to 50 cm in length. The fins are all blue-green in color, having yellow and light blue trim. It has a lyre shaped caudal fin with a yellow bar between the lobes. Like...

Argentina elongata
2007-02-21 17:00:31

Argentina elongata is a herring smelt of the family Argentinidae, found around southern Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of between 328.08 and 1096.50 ft (100 and 600 m). Its length is up to 9.84 in (25 cm). Argentina elongata is an elongate fish with a sharply pointed snout, a short but high first dorsal fin, and an adipose second dorsal fin set well back near the deeply forked caudal...

Bigeye thresher
2007-02-13 15:10:45

The Bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus, is a thresher shark of the genus Alopias, found in tropical oceans worldwide, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is up to 16.4 ft (5 m) and weight up to 793.66 lbs (360 kg). The Bigeye thresher is a large shark, with very large eyes indicating time spent at unlit depths. It has an indented forehead and large broad pectoral fins, and...

Bluntsnout smooth-head
2007-02-13 15:03:30

The Bluntsnout smooth-head, Black slickhead, Cope's Bluntsnout smooth-head, or Atlantic gymnast, Xenodermichthys copei, is a slickhead of the genus Xenodermichthys, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, and the Tasman Sea, at depths of 328.08 ft to 1.62 mi (100 to 2,600 m). Its length is from 7.88 to 19.68 in (20 to 50 cm). The Bluntsnout smooth-head is a soft-rayed deepwater...

Armless Flounder
2007-02-13 13:03:04

The armless flounder, Neoachiropsetta milfordi, is a southern flounder, the only species in the genus Neoachiropsetta. It is found in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic waters, in depths of between 328 and 3280 feet (100 and 1000 m), and grows to between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm) in length. The armless flounder has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has...

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