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What

Moonfish (Lampris guttatus) Lampris guttatus

Observer

juliebwalters

Date

November 29, 2013 03:57 PM PST

Description

3 feet in length. Head missing, smooth gray skin with dots.

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Description from Wikipedia

Lampriformes is an order of ray-finned fish. They are collectively called "lamprids" (which is more properly used for the Lampridae) or lampriforms, and unite such open-ocean and partially deep-sea Teleostei as the crestfishes, oarfish, opahs and ribbonfishes. A synonym for this order is Allotriognathi, while an often-seen but apparently incorrect spelling variant is Lampridiformes. They contain 7 extant families which are generally small but highly distinct, and a mere 12 lampriforms genera with some 20 species...

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