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Neoscopelidae

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The Neoscopelidae (blackchins or neoscopelids) are a small family of deep-sea fish closely related to the lanternfish. They are found in tropical and subtropical marine waters worldwide.[2]

They can be distinguished from the lanternfish only by a few technical characters, such as the position of the anal fin being far behind that of the dorsal fin. Some species also lack the light-emitting organs (photophores) of the lanternfish. They are typically between 20 and 30 cm (7.9 and 11.8 in) in length.[3] One genus has photophores arranged in a single series along the edge of the tongue and one or two along the ventral surface of the body.

Neoscopelidae is also known as Blackhins. They are composed of three genera, Neoscopelus, Scopelengys and the monotypic Solivomer (Philippines), the Neoscopelidae is a small assemblage of poorly known deep-sea pelagic and benthopelagic fishes. Little is known of the biology of the neoscopelids, and perhaps the most noteworthy thing about them is their generalized anatomy. They contain photophores which are arranged in a single series along the periphery of the tongue, and in a mid-ventral and several bilateral series along the trunk.

This organism consists of multiple kinds of genes. Some of them are Neoscopelus macrolepidotus, Neoscopelus microchir, Scopelengys tristis, Solivomer arenidens which is a group currently including 250 species., and much more.

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Species

The six known species of neoscopelids are grouped into three genera:[3]

References

  1. ^ Stiassny, Melanie L.J. 1997. Neoscopelidae. Blackchins. Version 01 January 1997 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Neoscopelidae/15173/1997.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/
  2. ^ Hulley, P. Alexander (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N. (eds.). Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 127–128. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2008). "Neoscopelidae" in FishBase. December 2008 version.
  4. ^ Poulsen, Jan Y. "Mitogenomic sequences and evidence from unique gene rearrangements corroborate evolutionary relationships of myctophiformes (Neoteleostei)". BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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Neoscopelidae: Brief Summary

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The Neoscopelidae (blackchins or neoscopelids) are a small family of deep-sea fish closely related to the lanternfish. They are found in tropical and subtropical marine waters worldwide.

They can be distinguished from the lanternfish only by a few technical characters, such as the position of the anal fin being far behind that of the dorsal fin. Some species also lack the light-emitting organs (photophores) of the lanternfish. They are typically between 20 and 30 cm (7.9 and 11.8 in) in length. One genus has photophores arranged in a single series along the edge of the tongue and one or two along the ventral surface of the body.

Neoscopelidae is also known as Blackhins. They are composed of three genera, Neoscopelus, Scopelengys and the monotypic Solivomer (Philippines), the Neoscopelidae is a small assemblage of poorly known deep-sea pelagic and benthopelagic fishes. Little is known of the biology of the neoscopelids, and perhaps the most noteworthy thing about them is their generalized anatomy. They contain photophores which are arranged in a single series along the periphery of the tongue, and in a mid-ventral and several bilateral series along the trunk.

This organism consists of multiple kinds of genes. Some of them are Neoscopelus macrolepidotus, Neoscopelus microchir, Scopelengys tristis, Solivomer arenidens which is a group currently including 250 species., and much more.

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