Percophidae

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Percophidae
Bembrops gobioides.jpg
Goby flathead, Bembrops gobioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Trachinoidei
Family: Percophidae
Genera

Acanthaphritis
Bembrops
Chrionema
Dactylopsaron
Enigmapercis
Hemerocoetes
Matsubaraea
Osopsaron
Percophis
Pteropsaron
Squamicreedia
See text for species.

The Percophidae, duckbills, are a family of perciform fishes found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and in the southwestern and southeastern Pacific.

They are small fishes: the largest species, the Brazilian flathead, Percophis brasiliensis, grows up to about 50 cm, but 10 to 20 cm is more typical. A few species are fished commercially, including the Brazilian flathead.

Species[edit]

Bembrops platyrhynchus Natal duckbill

Timeline of genera[edit]

Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene Hemerocoetes Bembrops Quaternary Neogene Paleogene Holocene Pleist. Plio. Miocene Oligocene Eocene Paleocene

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