Bembridae

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Deep-water flatheads
Bembradium roseum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Bembridae
Kaup, 1873
Genera[1]

Bembradium
Bembras
Brachybembras

The deep-water flatheads are a family, the Bembridae, of bottom-dwelling fish. They are thought to be more primitive than their close relatives, the true flatheads. Despite the common name, their heads are only slightly flattened and have spiny ridges.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Bembridae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, William N. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 177. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.