Medusafish

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Medusafish
Centrolophus niger.jpg
Rudderfish (Centrolophus niger)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centrolophidae
Bonaparte, 1846
Genera

Centrolophus
Hyperoglyphe
Icichthys
Psenopsis
Schedophilus
Seriolella
Tubbia

Medusafishes are a family, Centrolophidae, of perciform fishes. They are found in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world.

Young Icichthys lockingtoni specimens are abundant in the coastal waters of the north Pacific, where they are often found in association with jellyfish, which provide them with protection from predators and opportunities to scavenge the remains of the jellyfishes' meals.

Cornish blackfish, Schedophilus medusophagus

Timeline of genera[edit]

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