Microdesmidae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Super Class: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Sub-Class: Neopterygii
Infra Class: Teleostei
Super Order: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Microdesmidae
Genus: Gunnelichthys


Introduction

Commonly referred to as Wormfish.

Characteristics

Small elongate fishes with oblique mouths, one or two dorsal fins, and tiny partly embedded scales. Live in holes or burrows and hover in the water to feed on zooplankton. [1]

Classification

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Resources

References

  1. (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.
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