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; superorder Scopelomorpha, order Myctophiformes)

A family of marine fish that have a slightly depressed head, a large mouth with many fine teeth, and a single dorsal and an adipose fin opposite the anal fin. Lizardfish are found in shallow water, sometimes burying themselves in the sand. There are about 34 species, distributed world-wide.

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