Bathydraconidae

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Antarctic dragonfishes
Bathydraco antarcticus.jpg
Bathydraco antarcticus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Notothenioidei
Family: Bathydraconidae
Regan, 1914
Genera[1]

Acanthodraco
Akarotaxis
Bathydraco
Cygnodraco
Gerlachea
Gymnodraco
Parachaenichthys
Prionodraco
Psilodraco
Racovitzia
Vomeridens

The Antarctic dragonfishes are a family, Bathydraconidae, of deep-sea perciform fishes.[1][2]

They are benthopelagic fishes found in Antarctic waters. They are not fished commercially and little is known about them.[3]

Molecular data support the split of bathydraconids into three clades: Bathydraconinae (Bathydraco, Prionodraco, Racovitzia), Gymnodraconinae (Gymnodraco, Psilodraco, Acanthodraco), and Cygnodraconinae (Cygnodraco, Gerlachea, Parachaenichthys).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Bathydraconidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ "Bathydraconidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 March 2006. 
  3. ^ Andrzej Kompowski. "Studies on Psilodraco breviceps Norman, 1937 (Pisces, Nototheniodei, Bathydraconidae) from the region of South Georgia". Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. Archived from the original on 2006-09-25. 
  4. ^ N. Derome, W. J. Chen, A. Dettai, C. Bonillo, G. Lecointre (2002). "Phylogeny of Antarctic dragonfishes (Bathydraconidae, Notothenioidei, Teleostei) and related families based on their anatomy and two mitochondrial genes". Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 24 (1): 139–152. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00223-3. PMID 12128034.