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Brief Summary

    Bandfish: Brief Summary
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    For the family of gastropods also called Cepolidae from the superfamily Helicoidea, see Cepolidae (gastropods).

    Bandfishes are a family, Cepolidae, of perciform marine fishes. The family includes about 21 species. They are native to the East Atlantic and Indo-Pacific, including the Mediterranean and off Southern Australia and New Zealand. They dig burrows in sandy or muddy seabed and eat zooplankton. As suggested by the name, bandfishes are elongated in shape, up to 80 cm (31 in) long (most species only reach around half that length), and typically reddish, pinkish or yellowish in color. They are mainly found from 80 to 500 m (260 to 1,640 ft), though most species in the genera Acanthocepola and Cepola occur at shallower depths.

    The oldest recipe by a named author involves the preparation of a bandfish. The original recipe book, by Mithaecus, is now lost, but the recipe itself survives thanks to being quoted in the Deipnosophistae.

Comprehensive Description

    Bandfish
    provided by wikipedia
    For the family of gastropods also called Cepolidae from the superfamily Helicoidea, see Cepolidae (gastropods).

    Bandfishes are a family, Cepolidae, of perciform marine fishes. The family includes about 21 species. They are native to the East Atlantic and Indo-Pacific, including the Mediterranean and off Southern Australia and New Zealand. They dig burrows in sandy or muddy seabed and eat zooplankton.[1] As suggested by the name, bandfishes are elongated in shape, up to 80 cm (31 in) long (most species only reach around half that length), and typically reddish, pinkish or yellowish in color. They are mainly found from 80 to 500 m (260 to 1,640 ft), though most species in the genera Acanthocepola and Cepola occur at shallower depths.

    The oldest recipe by a named author involves the preparation of a bandfish. The original recipe book, by Mithaecus, is now lost, but the recipe itself survives thanks to being quoted in the Deipnosophistae.[2][3]

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    References

    1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Cepolidae" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
    2. ^ Dalby, Andrew (2003). Food in the ancient world from A to Z. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England: Routledge. pp. 79, 220. ISBN 0-415-23259-7..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    3. ^ Dalby, Andrew (1996). Siren Feasts. Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England: Routledge. pp. 109–110. ISBN 0-415-15657-2.
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Diagnostic Description

    Description
    provided by World Register of Marine Species
    Distribution: Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indo-West Pacific down to New Zealand. Dorsal fin continuous with 0-4 spines; anal fin 0-1 spines. Vomer and palatine toothless. Body color usually red or pink. Maximum length 70 cm attained in Cepola rubescens.