Deep-sea smelt

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Deep-sea smelts
Goiter blacksmelt, Bathylagus euryops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Bathylagidae
T. N. Gill, 1884
Genera

Bathylagichthys
Bathylagoides
Bathylagus
Dolicholagus
Leuroglossus
Lipolagus
Melanolagus
Pseudobathylagus

The deep-sea smelts are a family, Bathylagidae, of marine smelts.

They are marine fishes found in deep waters throughout the oceans, down to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) in depth. They are small fishes, growing up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long. They feed on plankton, especially krill.

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