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Ophidiiformes (Cuskeels & brotulas)

Wikipedia Abstract

Ophidiiformes is an order of ray-finned fish that includes the cusk eels, pearlfishes, brotulas, and others. This order includes a variety of deep-sea species, including the deepest known, Abyssobrotula galatheae, found at 8,370 metres in the Puerto Rico Trench. Many other species, however, live in shallow water, especially near coral reefs, while a few inhabit freshwater.
View Wikipedia Record: Ophidiiformes

Family

Aphyonidae (Aphyonid fish) (23)
Bythitidae (viviparous brotulas) (207)
Carapidae (pearlfishes) (35)
Ophidiidae (brotulas and cusk eels) (256)
Parabrotulidae (False brotula) (3)

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