Oreosomatidae: Brief Summary
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The oreos are a family, the Oreosomatidae, of marine fish. Most species are found in the Southern Hemisphere, inhabiting continental slopes down to about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) deep.
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Distribution: Antarctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific (reported primarily off South Africa and southern Australia). Very deep-bodied and compressed. Mouth superior; protractile. Small cycloid or ctenoid scales. Body of young bear conical scutes in some parts. A single spine on pelvic fin; soft rays 5-7. Spines in dorsal fin 5-8; soft rays 29-35. Anal fin spines 2-4; soft rays 28-33.
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