Deep-sea smelt

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Deep-sea smelts
Bathylagus euryops.jpg
Goiter blacksmelt, Bathylagus euryops
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Argentiniformes
Family: Bathylagidae
T. N. Gill, 1884
Genera

Bathylagichthys
Bathylagoides
Bathylagus
Dolicholagus
Leuroglossus
Lipolagus
Melanolagus
Pseudobathylagus

The deep-sea smelts are any members of the family Bathylagidae, a distinct group of marine smelts.

Deep-sea smelts are marine fishes found in deep waters throughout the oceans, down to 1,500 m (4,900 ft) in depth. They are small fishes, growing up to 25 cm (9.8 in) long. They feed on plankton, especially krill.

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