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Zeiformes (boarfishes, dories, and john dories)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Zeiformes are a small order of marine ray-finned fishes most notable for the dories, a group of common food fish. The order consists of about 33 species in seven families, mostly deep-sea types.Zeiform bodies are usually thin and deep. Mouths are large, with distensible jaws, and there is no orbitosphenoid. Pelvic fins have 5-10 soft rays and possibly a spine, 5-10 dorsal fin spines and up to 4 anal fin spines.
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Cyttidae (3)
Grammicolepididae (diamond dories) (3)
Oreosomatidae (oreos) (10)
Parazenidae (Parazen) (4)
Zeidae (dories and john dories) (6)
Zenionidae (7)

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