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This article is about the goby-like fish. For the Swiss video solutions company, see Dartfish (company).
Nemateleotris magnifica.jpg
Nemateleotris magnifica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Microdesmidae
Subfamily: Ptereleotrinae

Dartfishes are a subfamily, Ptereleotrinae, of goby-like fishes in the family Microdesmidae of the order Perciformes.[2] They are saltwater fish.[citation needed]

The dartfishes were briefly raised to family status, but have now been re-incorporated into the family Microdesmidae as a subfamily.[2]

Oxymetopon cyanoctenosum


  1. ^ Prokofiev, A.M. (2017): New Genus of Ptereleotrinae (Gobioidei) from the South China Sea. Journal of Ichthyology, 57 (1): 158–160.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Microdesmidae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.