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; subclass Actinopterygii, order Beryciformes)

A small family of marine, offshore fish that are deep-bodied, with strongly forked tails, large eyes, and often a reddish skin indicative of fish living at moderate depths: in temperate Australia, Trachichthodes affinis (nannygai) are trawled commercially and are sometimes sold as ‘redfish’. There are about 10 species, with world-wide distribution.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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