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Oreosomatidae

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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.[2]

References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Oreosomatidae" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  2. ^ Karrer, C. & John H-C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
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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

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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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MASDEA (1997).
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