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(subclass Actinopterygii, order Notacanthiformes)

A small family of very elongate deep-sea fish that have short dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins, but a long anal fin, a subterminal mouth, and relatively large scales. There are about 14 species, found (often near the edges of continental shelves) world-wide.

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