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(subclass Actinopterygii, order Salmoniformes)

A small family of deep-sea fish, all of which have a large mouth with depressible teeth, tubular, telescopic eyes, a scaleless body, high pectoral fins, and a long lower lobe to the forked tail fin. The small giganthurids (15 cm) occur at depths exceeding 2000 m. There are five species, found world-wide.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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