Barracudina

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Barracudinas
Lestidium atlanticum.jpg
Lestidium atlanticum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Paralepididae
Genera

Arctozenus
Dolichosudis
Lestidiops
Lestidium
Lestrolepis
Macroparalepis
Magnisudis
Notolepis
Paralepis
Stemonosudis
Sudis
Uncisudis

Barracudinas are about 50 species of marine fishes of the family Paralepididae, found almost worldwide in deep waters.

They are elongated, slender fish with large eyes, and a pointed snout containing fang-like teeth. This gives them some superficial resemblance to barracudas (family Sphyraenidae), although the two groups are not closely related, and the barracudinas lack a swim bladder. The largest species grow up to 100 cm (3.3 ft) in length.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, R.K. & Eschmeyer, W.N. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 

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