Acropomatidae

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Acropomatidae
Verilus sordidus.jpg
Verilus sordidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Acropomatidae
T. N. Gill, 1893
Genera[1]

Acropoma
Amioides
Apogonops
Doederleinia
Malakichthys
Neoscombrops
Synagrops
Verilus

The Acropomatidae, also known as the lanternbellies or the temperate ocean-basses, are a family of perciform fish consisting of 33 marine species. Members of Acropoma are notable for having light-emitting organs along their undersides. They are found in all temperate and tropical oceans, usually at depths of several hundred meters.

Members of the family are generally small, with some ranging up to 40 cm, but most no more than 15 cm. They have two dorsal fins, the first with seven to 10 spines, and the second with possibly a spine in addition to eight to 10 soft rays. The anal fin has two or three spines, and the pelvic fins one spine and five soft rays.

Timeline of genera[edit]

Blackmouth bass, Synagrops bellus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Acropomatidae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.