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Himantolophidae


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; superorder Paracanthopterygii, order Lophiiformes)

A small family of deep-sea fish that have an almost rotund (‘football’) body, short fins, the dorsal and anal fins close to the tail, minute eyes, a large mouth, and a well-developed illicium above the mouth. There are four species, distributed world-wide.

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