Bathyclupea

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Bathyclupea
Temporal range: 55–0Ma

Early Eocene to Present[1]
Deepsea herring ( Bathyclupea argentea ).jpg
B. argentea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Bathyclupeidae
T. N. Gill, 1896
Genus: Bathyclupea
Alcock, 1891
Type species
Bathyclupea hoskynii
Alcock, 1891

The deepsea scaly-fins are perciform fishes belonging to a small family (Bathyclupeidae) with a single genus (Bathyclupea).[2]

They are marine fishes found in tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, and western Pacific Ocean. They grow up to about 20 cm long.

Species[edit]

The currently nine recognized species in this genus are:[3][4]

Timeline[edit]

Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). "Bathyclupeidae" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). Species of Bathyclupea in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  4. ^ a b c Prokofiev, A.M. (2014): Deepsea Herrings (Bathyclupeidae) of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 54 (2): 137-145.