Oreosomatidae

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Oreosomatidae
Neocyttus helgae.jpg
Neocyttus helgae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Zeiformes
Family: Oreosomatidae
Bleeker, 1859
Subfamilies and Genera[1]

Sub-family Oreosomatinae
Allocyttus
Neocyttus
Oreosoma
Sub-family Pseudocyttinae
Pseudocyttus

The oreos are a family, the Oreosomatidae, of marine fish. Most species are found in the Southern Hemisphere, inhabiting continental slopes down to about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) deep.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Oreosomatidae" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  2. ^ Karrer, C. & John H-C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., eds. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.