Zenionidae

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Zenionidae
Zenion hololepis.jpg
Zenion hololepis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Zenionidae
G. S. Myers, 1960
Genera[1]

Capromimus
Cyttomimus
Zenion

The Zenionidae are a family of large, showy, deep-bodied zeiform marine fish. Found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean, the family contains just seven species in three genera.

The family was formerly known as Macrurocyttidae.

References[edit]

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