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Deepwater cardinalfish

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Deepwater cardinalfishes are perciform fishes in the family Epigonidae. The family includes about 43 species.[3]

They are small fishes: the largest, Epigonus telescopus, reaches 75 cm (30 in) in length,[4] and most grow to no more than 20 cm (7.9 in) or so.

They are found in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. They are bathydemersal fishes (inhabiting deep waters close to the sea bed) and have been found at depths of 3,000 m (9,800 ft).[5]

Timeline

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Genera

The following genera are included in the Epigonidae:[7]

References

  1. ^ Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Epigonidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ J. S. Nelson; T. C. Grande; M. V. H. Wilson (2016). Fishes of the World (5th ed.). Wiley. p. 435. ISBN 978-1-118-34233-6.
  4. ^ John E. McCosker & Douglas J. Long (1997). "A new species of the deepwater cardinalfish Epigonus (Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Galápagos Islands". Ichthyological Research. 44 (2): 125–129. doi:10.1007/BF02678691.
  5. ^ John D. McEachran & Janice D. Fechhelm (1998). Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Volume 2: Scorpaeniformes to Tetraodontiformes. University of Texas Press. pp. 235–242. ISBN 0292706340.
  6. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. Seposki Online. 364: 560. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  7. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Epigonidae genera". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
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Deepwater cardinalfish: Brief Summary

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Deepwater cardinalfishes are perciform fishes in the family Epigonidae. The family includes about 43 species.

They are small fishes: the largest, Epigonus telescopus, reaches 75 cm (30 in) in length, and most grow to no more than 20 cm (7.9 in) or so.

They are found in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. They are bathydemersal fishes (inhabiting deep waters close to the sea bed) and have been found at depths of 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

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Description

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Atlantic (incl. Mediterranean) and Pacific Oceans. Differ from apogonids in having usually 25 vertebrae, more than six infraorbitals, rostral cartilage greatly enlarged, and soft dorsal and anal fins covered with scales. Maximum length of 58 cm reached in the deepwater genus Epigonus. Formerly considered a subfamily of Apogonidae.
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