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Temporal range: Lutetian[1]
Pasaichthys pleuronectiformis.jpg
Artist's reconstruction
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Monodactylidae
Genus: Pasaichthys
Species: P. pleuronectiformis
Binomial name
Pasaichthys pleuronectiformis
Blot, 1969

Pasaichthys pleuronectiformis is an extinct, prehistoric moonyfish that lived during the Lutetian epoch of Monte Bolca, Italy.[1] The average length of its fossils is about 6 centimeters. In life, it would probably resemble its living relatives of the genus Monodactylus.

Mockup of a fossil

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  1. ^ a b Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 363: 1–560. Retrieved 2009-02-27.