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Myctophiformes (Fish)

Wikipedia Abstract

Myctophiformes is an order of ray-finned fish consisting of two families of deep-sea marine fish, most notably the highly abundant lanternfishes (Myctophidae). The blackchins (Neoscopelidae) contain a handful of species in three genera, while the bulk of the family belongs to the Myctophidae, with over 30 genera and almost 250 species. The scientific name means "Ateleopus-shaped", from Ateleopus + the standard fish order suffix "-formes".
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Myctophidae (lanternfishes and laternfishes) (248)
Neoscopelidae (Blackchins & lanternfish) (6)

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