Overview

Searsiidae


'Searsiidae' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

; superorder Protacanthopterygii, order Salmoniformes)

A small family of deep-sea fish that have a single, soft-rayed, dorsal fin near the tail fin, above the anal fin. The eyes and mouth are rather large. The peculiar shoulder organ is typical of the family. It is a large, black sac opening to the exterior through a tube-like process above the pectoral fin. When the sac contents are released, a greenish glow appears beside the fish. Many species have a widespread distribution. There are about 17 species.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.