Manefish

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Manefishes
Platyberyx opalescens.jpg
Platyberyx opalescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Caristiidae
T. N. Gill & H. M. Smith, 1905
Genera[1]

Manefishes are perciform fishes in the family Caristiidae. They are deep-sea marine fishes that eat siphonophores. Chalcidichthys malacapterygius David, 1943 is an extinct species from the Upper Miocene of Southern California.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Caristiidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.