Gibberichthys

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Gibberichthyidae
Gibberichthys pumilus.jpg
G. pumilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Order: Stephanoberyciformes
Family: Gibberichthyidae
A. E. Parr, 1933
Genus: Gibberichthys
A. E. Parr, 1933

The Gibberichthyidae, also known as gibberfishes, are a small family of deep sea stephanoberyciform fish, containing a single genus, Gibberichthys (from the Latin gibba, "humpbacked" and the Greek ichthys, "fish"), and two species. Found in the tropical western Atlantic, western Indian, and western and southwestern Pacific Oceans at depths of about 400-1,000 m, gibberfishes are of no economic importance. The maximum recorded size for either species is 12 cm standard length.

Species[edit]

There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Gibberichthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.