Oceanic basslets

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Oceanic basslets
Howella brodiei (Pelagic basslet).gif
Howella brodiei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Percoidei
Family: Howellidae
Fowler, 1936
Genera[1]

The oceanic basslets are fish that belong to the small family Howellidae. The family includes about 9 species. They are mostly deep-water species, some of which move to shallower waters at night. Various species are found in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, including the Coral Sea, and Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Howellidae" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  2. ^ "Basslets" at AnimalSpot web site Retrieved February 4, 2015.

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