Platytroctidae

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Platytroctidae
Platytroctes apus.jpg
Legless searsid (Platytroctes apus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Platytroctidae
Roule, 1916
Genera

Barbantus
Holtbyrnia
Matsuichthys
Maulisia
Mentodus
Mirorictus
Normichthys
Pectinantus
Persparsia
Platytroctes
Sagamichthys
Searsia
Searsioides

The tubeshoulders are a family, the Platytroctidae, of marine smelts. They are found throughout the world, except for the Mediterranean Sea. Tubeshoulders live at moderate depths of 300 to 1,000 m (980 to 3,280 ft), and some have light-producing organs. They are generally small to medium fish, ranging from 9 to 33 cm (3.5 to 13.0 in) in length.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Platytroctidae" in FishBase. February 2012 version.