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Sicklefish
2007-04-19 10:22:46

The Sicklefish are perciform fishes of the genus Drepane, the only genus in the family Drepaneidae. They are found in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, and in the eastern Atlantic near Africa. (The name "Drepanidae" has been used in the past, but a family of hook-tip moths has priority.)

Double anglers
2007-04-19 10:14:45

Double anglers are a family, Diceratiidae, of anglerfish. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are easily distinguished from other anglerfish by their possession of a second light-bearing dorsal fin spine immediately behind the illicium (the bioluminescent lure present in other anglerfish). As in other anglerfish, males are very...

Little conger eel
2007-04-05 00:09:49

The Little conger eel or Silver conger, Gnathophis habenatus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found on soft bottoms of the continental shelf of the Indian and southwest Pacific Oceans. Length is up to 16.93 in (43 cm). The little conger eel is similar to other conger eels including the umbrella conger, the small differences being an overall silvery coloring including the eyes and gill...

Longspine snipefish
2007-03-16 20:31:21

The Longspine snipefish, Bellowsfish, Common bellowsfish, snipefish, Spine trumpet fish, or trumpetfish, Macroramphosus scolopax, is a snipefish of the genus Macroramphosus, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and west Pacific Oceans, at depths of between 82.02 and 1958.50 ft (25 and 600 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Longspine snipefish is a moderately elongated species with a...

Echiodon rendahli
2007-03-12 22:35:06

Echiodon rendahli is a pearlfish of the family Carapidae, found in the south west Pacific oceans around Australia and New Zealand at depths down to 196.85 ft (60 m). Its length is between 3.94 and 4.72 in (10 and 12 cm). Echiodon rendahli is similar in shape to the rattails with a long tapering eel-like body ending in a pointed tail. Both the dorsal and anal fins start about an eighth of the...

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