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(subclass Actinopterygii, order Myctophiformes)

A small family of mainly deep-water, bottom-living fish that have a flattened head, minute eyes, slender body, and very long first pectoral and pelvic fins, the latter being used occasionally to ‘walk’ over the sea-bottom. There are about eight species.

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