Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||404||Public Records:||105|
|Specimens with Sequences:||377||Public Species:||15|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||336||Public BINs:||15|
|Species With Barcodes:||19|
The Gempylidae are a family of perciform fishes, commonly known as snake mackerels or escolars.
They are elongated fishes with a similar appearance to barracudas, having a long dorsal fin, usually with one or finlets trailing it. The largest species, including the snoek, Thyrsites atun, grow up to 2 m long. Like the barracudas, they are predators, with fang-like teeth.
They are deep-water benthopelagic fishes, and several species are important commercial and game fishes.
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References[edit source | edit]
- Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2011-05-19.