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Gibberichthys pumilus.jpg
G. pumilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Order: Stephanoberyciformes
Family: Gibberichthyidae
A. E. Parr, 1933
Genus: Gibberichthys
A. E. Parr, 1933

The Gibberichthyidae, also known as gibberfishes, are a small family of deep sea stephanoberyciform fish, containing a single genus, Gibberichthys (from the Latin gibba, "humpbacked" and the Greek ichthys, "fish"), and two species.[1][2] Found in the tropical western Atlantic, western Indian, and western and southwestern Pacific Oceans at depths of about 400-1,000 m, gibberfishes are of no economic importance. The maximum recorded size for either species is 12 cm standard length.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gibberichthyidae - Gibberfishes". Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Gibberfishes - Gibberichthyidae - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life". Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Gibberichthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.

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