(subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes)
A monospecific family of marine fish which have a deep, compressed body and fairly large eyes, the head showing a steep profile. The first dorsal fin, with 10 spiny rays, is separated by a deep notch from the second dorsal fin, consisting of 12 soft rays. The second of the three anal spines is much larger than the other two. Greenish along the back and silvery along the sides, Banjos banjos (30 cm) is of some commercial importance to local fisheries along the coasts of China and Japan.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.