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Stephanoberyciformes (Fish)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Stephanoberyciformes are an order of marine ray-finned fishes, consisting of about 68 species, the majority (61) of which belong to the ridgehead family (Melamphaidae). The Stephanoberyciformes are mostly uncommon deep-sea species with little, if any, importance to commercial fishery. They share many morphological similarities with the Beryciformes, their sister order.Some sources classify their other close relatives, the whalefishes, as a superfamily herein, named Cetomimoidea.
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Family

Gibberichthyidae (gibberfishes) (2)
Hispidoberycidae (Fish) (1)
Melamphaidae (deepsea bigscale fishes) (63)
Stephanoberycidae (deepsea pricklefishes) (4)

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