Caristiidae

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Caristiidae
Platyberyx opalescens.jpg
Platyberyx opalescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Caristiidae
T. N. Gill & H. M. Smith, 1905[1]
Genera[2]

Caristiidae, the manefishes, are a family of perciform fishes which today includes 19 extant species distributed in four genera. Chalcidichthys malacapterygius and Absalomichthys velifer are extinct species from the Upper Miocene of Southern California.

Biography[edit]

They are deep-sea marine fishes[3] that eat siphonophores. An adult manefish is less than 25 cm in length and most of them are entirely black, which helps camouflage them from predators.[4]

Timeline[edit]

QuaternaryNeogenePaleogeneHolocenePleist.Plio.MioceneOligoceneEocenePaleoceneChalcidichthysQuaternaryNeogenePaleogeneHolocenePleist.Plio.MioceneOligoceneEocenePaleocene

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1. PMID 25543675.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Caristiidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  3. ^ "Bizarre deep sea manefish filmed". 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  4. ^ "The Family Manefish Revised Description 2019". Manefish.com. 2019-07-03. Retrieved 2019-07-09.