; subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes)
A family of marine fish that have a compressed and slender body, somewhat produced snout, and a single, continuous dorsal fin. The pelvic fins are situated just behind the pectorals. The forked tail fin may show a trailing filament off the upper lobe in some species. Nemipteridae are distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region. There are many species.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.