Family

461

Sternoptychidae


Valid
hatchet fishes
Actinopterygii
Stomiiformes
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168
N
N
Y
1710
Duméril
Duméril
Gill 1863
1806
Gill T. N.
Body elongate, greatest depth 3.2-7.7 in standart length; body compressed laterally (not extremely); dorsal blade and postabdominal (iliac) spines absent; abdominal keel absent or faintly developed; anal fin rays 19-38. Subfamily includes 30 species and 7 genera.
Professor Theodore Nicholas Gill 1837-1914 (Master of Arts, Honorary Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philsophy & Doctor of Laws



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