Percopsidae

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Percopsidae
Percopsis omiscomaycus.jpg
Percopsis omiscomaycus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Percopsiformes
Family: Percopsidae
Agassiz, 1850
genera

Amphiplaga
Libotonius
Percopsis

Amphiplaga brachyptera

Percopsidae is a family of fish in the order Percopsiformes, with one extant genus with two species, both endemic to North America, and two known fossil genera.[1]

They are small fish with weak fin spines, and an adipose fin similar to those of trout. They feed on insects and small crustaceans.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Percopsidae" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  2. ^ Cohen, Daniel M. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 129. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.