Platytroctidae

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Platytroctidae
Platytroctes apus.jpg
Legless searsid (Platytroctes apus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Alepocephaliformes[1]
Family: Platytroctidae
Roule, 1916
Genera

Barbantus
Holtbyrnia
Matsuichthys
Maulisia
Mentodus
Mirorictus
Normichthys
Pectinantus
Persparsia
Platytroctes
Sagamichthys
Searsia
Searsioides

Synonyms
  • Platytroctidés Roule 1916
  • Searsiidae Parr 1951 corrig. Lindberg 1971
  • Barbantini Sazonov 1986
  • Mirorictinae Parr 1951

The tubeshoulders are a family, the Platytroctidae, of marine smelts. They are found throughout the world, except for the Mediterranean Sea. Tubeshoulders live at moderate depths of 300 to 1,000 m (980 to 3,280 ft), and some have light-producing organs. They are generally small to medium fish, ranging from 9 to 33 cm (3.5 to 13.0 in) in length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. Betancur-Rodriguez, E. Wiley, N. Bailly, A. Acero, M. Miya, G. Lecointre, G. Ortí: Phylogenetic Classification of Bony Fishes – Version 4 (2016)
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Platytroctidae" in FishBase. February 2012 version.