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Grammicolepididae


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(subclass Actinopterygii, order Zeiformes)

A family of marine, deep-sea fish somewhat similar to dories, but which have a small, nearly vertical mouth, and long scales arranged in almost vertical rows across the body. They are rather rare fish; one species, Vesposus egregius, is based on a specimen brought up by a lava flow near Hawaii. They are widely distributed.

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