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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphyonidae 
AphiaID: 125502

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOphidiiformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorblind cusk eels  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphyonus G√ľnther, 1878
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBarathronus Goode & Bean, 1886
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeteoria Nielsen, 1969
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNybelinella Nielsen, 1972
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParasciadonus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSciadonus

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAlexeterion accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBarathronus Goode & Bean, 1886
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeucochlamys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSciadonus
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Scaleless. No swim bladder. Dorsal fin continuous with anal fins. Eyes rudimentary. Opercular spine weak, if present. No pyloric caeca. Pelvic fin jugular with a single ray; lacking in a few. Total vertebrae 68-86: precaudal 26-48. Neotenic in some features. Mostly found beyond 700 m depth. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125502
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2013). Aphyonidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2013) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125502 on 2014-04-16
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