(subclass Actinopterygii, order Perciformes)
A family of small, mainly marine fish, restricted to the cooler waters of the southern hemisphere, including oceanic islands (e.g. Tristan da Cunha). A freshwater representative, Pseudaphritis urvilli (congolli) of S. Australia, lives in rivers, where it reaches a length of some 35 cm. There are about six species.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.